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Unfortunately, there is no way to save your Google Doc Story or edit the doc story once it has been "Finished Up." You CAN save the share link you are provided with though and access your story in that manner. This is not ideal though for the early childhood student as the concept of keeping/maintaining a link library is not a common practice nor a realistic one for the age group. However, the process of creating and viewing a Google Doc Story has the potential to be extremely powerful!
This is also a great way to introduce and practice the process of editing or revising with students as it creates an animated running record of the changes made similar to what the Google Doc App does in a more static form. You might consider typing in your model writing and then documenting student suggestions for changes through the Google Doc Story builder so they can easily follow the transformation. You could then personally save the link and play it back for students when you need to review the revising/editing process or as an introduction for the following year's students. Not to mention, it would also serve as a great way to model what a peer revision conference would look like as an alternative to a whole class conference.
Better yet, maybe you are brave enough or have the technology tools/devices in your classroom or in the computer lab to allow students to create in Google Doc Story and then document their peer editing conference within the tool. This is perhaps a bit challenging given the age of our young learners, but for those who are in second grade and are preparing for the more rigorous expectations of third grade it may be more feasible.