Narrative Elements Teacher Resources
Setting, character, plot. They're all related to narratives, just like the resources provided here.
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Google Search Story
After searching Google for YouTube videos, pupils will create a Google Search Story. The process of creating these stories will provide practice using narrative elements such as, plot, characters, setting, and conflict. Note: Resource links to the Google Search Story website, plot pyramids, a template, and a rubric are included.
6th English Language Arts
Song of the Trees by Mildred Taylor
Explore the literary elements of Mildred Taylor's Song of the Trees with this beautiful Prezi presentation. Focusing on the story's characters, setting, and major plot points, young readers are provided with a complete summary of this historical fiction novella.
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Symbols of a Life
Students identify the narrative elements in a work of art and write their own narrative. In this narrative and symbolism lesson, students interpret narratives depicted in the given works of art and write a biographical narrative about a historic person.
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Pond Animal Survival
What kinds of animals live in or near ponds? The lesson begins as you read the story Butternut Hollow Pond by Brian J. Hein. As you read, the class discusses how a pond can provide all the things some animals need to survive. When the story ends, each child will write a narrative with illustrations that describe what life is like for the common pond animal they have chosen.
1st Science CCSS: Adaptable
Elements of Narration
Through this three-day lesson, learners will develop an understanding of several elements of narration such as plot, characterization, setting, point of view, and theme. Reading several fiction texts and taking notes using dialectical journaling, your class will make analytical observations, comparisons, and ask textual questions.
10th - 11th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story could start: beginning, inciting incident, middle, and end.
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan 17: Novel, Take 2
It's all about using peer resources in this writing process instructional activity, which includes a fantastic novel revision worksheet packet. Learners have read a partner's story draft the night before, and groups have a "lightning round of praise" giving compliments about the novel they read.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
"Casey at the Bat" and narrative poems
Click on the blue audio link to hear a reading of the narrative poem, "Casey at the Bat." Then work through vocabulary that will help your class determine the all the parts of a narrative. A comprehension quiz, discussion questions, and a key vocabulary list are included.
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Narrative Writing: Personal Narrative
Whether you need to supplement your narrative writing unit or you'd like to start from scratch, a thorough unit plan can be a helpful way to guide learners through personal narratives. The plan has complete learning goals and instructions, as well as graphic organizers for kids to plan out their writing.
4th English Language Arts
Telling Stories in Art: Symbols of a Life
Through a series of activities, learners are exposed to how artists use symbolic imagery to create the narrative of a subject’s life. They study The Birth of Alexander and some manuscripts kept at J. Paul Getty Museum. They then draft their own narrative about a historic figure and use visual symbols to create an image that communicates this story.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
References to Antiquity in Visual Arts (1848 - 1914)
Examine the Latin and Greek language and civilization during the 19th century by exploring the mediums available then. Students examine scenes related to Greek and Roman literature and compare and contrast them.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Introduce: Summarizing Narrative Text with the Fable the Tortoise and the Eagle
There is a valuable lesson plan revealed in the fable The Tortoise and the Eagle, and scholars examine it as they learn about theme, summarizing, and main ideas. The text is included here; read it once for learners to understand the whole story before demonstrating summary through a think aloud.
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Use centers to support study of folktales and writing. A "Jack Tale" refers to a retelling of the classic fairy tale "Jack and the Bean Stalk." Pupils rotate through literature centers in groups. They listen to a "Jack Tale," revise a paragraph from the tale, create a response to literature, and then create a new "Jack Tale" in their group.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Activity I: Exploring Theme
All stories contain themes. Examine the theme of an assigned story (the lesson suggests To Kill a Mockingbird). Your class can either read a story or watch a DVD to analyze the main theme of the story. They identify terms such as theme, conflict, dialogue, characterization, repetition, and symbol.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
CCSS Unpacked Learning Targets for Reading and Writing History/Social Studies
How do all the lessons and activities you have planned for your class align to Common Core State Standards? This can feel like a very daunting question. Help ease the process by referencing a template that not only lists and organizes both the writing and reading standards associated with your subject, but that also unpacks each of the standards into more manageable and direct objectives.
6th - 12th Classroom Support
A Picture's Worth 500-700 Words: Neoclassical Painting Analysis and Creative Write
Middle schoolers survey Neoclassical art and create a narrative based on their analyses. Focused questions and relevant background information provided by the Getty Museum provides a great foundation for students to understand art techniques as well as artist intent.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Transforming Negatives to Positives
Young scholars write diamonte poems that correspond to the double-exposed photograph they created. In this poetry and multimedia artwork lesson, students use the photographic process to create a double-exposed photo then create a diamonte poem comparing the character and setting of the photograph.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts