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The five W's song

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When telling or writing a story you should always include the "Five W's." Let's learn about what the "Five W's" are so that they can help you write your next story!

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Which is NOT one of the "Five W's?"

True or False? The "Who" in a story is the character.

Which of the following is an example of a "Where" in a story?

Read the short story: "The dog went to the park in the morning. He liked to see the ducks. The dog had fun."-- In this story what is the "When?"

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Some people call the "Five W's" the "Five Questions" and did you know that some people add in a 6th question? Some people think it's important to include "How" in a story too! Check out this video to learn more!Think you are ready to put your "Five W's" skills to the test? Download these reading and writing passages and see how well you can use the "Five W's" to help you understand or create a story!
The "Five W's" are a great strategy for helping readers and writers think about the important parts of a story. Keep the "Five W's" in mind next time you are reading and trying to understand a story OR next time you are working on creating your own story!

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