Beginning + Middle + Ending = Story

 



 

 

A story has a...
Beginning
Middle
Ending



 

Beginning


The
beginning of a story should catch the readers' attention.
The
beginning should tell a little bit about the topic of the story.
 


Which beginning would catch your attention and make you want to read more?


I was sick during vacation.

OR

 

Oh no! I woke up and my skin
was covered with red, itchy bumps!



 

 

Middle



The middle of a story should contain details that tell about the topic.
The middle should explain the topic and hold the readers' attention.
 

Which of these details would go with the topic of being sick?


My mom took my temperature and it was 102!

 

OR

I had a temperature.



 



 

Ending

 


The ending of a story should bring it to a close.
The ending should keep your reader thinking about the topic.
 

Which of these endings would bring the story to a close?


Finally, no more red, itchy bumps!
I don't want to get sick during vacation ever again!

 

OR

I kept getting more red bumps.



 

Click on the arrow to hear the story with a complete beginning, middle, and ending.

 


 


 

To practice what you've learned,
click on the pencil.


 

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