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Students study the life and works of William Shakespeare. They investigate the art of playwriting and write a play of their own.
Fifth graders present book reports in the form of a computer slideshow presentation. They read a book of their choice, identify the setting, character traits, conflict, plot, resolution, and favorite parts, and create a PowerPoint presentation to present this information.
Students read the novel, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee and create models and pictures based on its descriptions to illustrate the effect of setting on plot and characters.
Students write a movie review of the movie, "The Rookie" or other similar movie, stating their own opinion of the movie, recognizing the plot, characters, and main ideas. They then write a short story on a topic using dialogue and creating a fictional story based on their own lives.
Third graders examine a variety of information about eggs. They complete a class KWL chart, and read "Green Eggs and Ham" and "The Eggs Are Hatching" by Monica Incisa and discuss the fictional and non-fictional aspects of each book. In small groups they identify other books as fiction or nonfiction, and identify the characters, setting, and plot.
Third graders retell the main points of a story in sequence and compare different stories to evaluate them and justify their preferences. They refer to significant aspects of the text and distinguish between first and third person accounts. They use the plot sequence as a plan for writing openings to stories or chapters arising from the reading.
Students comprehend the basics of soil testing. They relate the use of grids and plotting to soil samples. Students comprehend how contaminants flow through soil. They discuss factors such as: slope of the pan, time, and the amount of water effects the flow of the contaminate.
Students examine illustrations of Mark Twain's portrayal of Jim in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and create their own illustrations. In this Mark Twain illustrations lesson, students view illustrations of Huckleberry Finn and then create their own interpretation of plot points from the novel. Students select two quotes and two literary concepts from their notes to transcribe onto the poster.
Use drama to study and practice dialogue. Creative minds discuss what dialogue tells about a character, and how it can be used to advance the plot. They read a play, think about what they gleaned from dialogue, and record their observations in response logs. A nice way to connect the elements of literature and drama.
Students identify story elements in a book about Thanksgiving. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read the book A Turkey for Thanksgiving and identify the plot, setting and characters in the story. Students create a tally chart to show their favorite holidays as well.
Who is John James Audubon? Learn about the wildlife artist from France. This four-day lesson plan includes activities to conduct prior to, during, and after reading the text. Each day also includes a brief synopsis of the chapters covered that day. You will need Peter Anderson's John James Audubon-Wildlife Artist to complete this plan.
In this literature lesson, students listen to folk tales and then discuss the main ideas and plot of the story. Additionally, students guess what story is being talked about when their teacher describes the main idea and plot. Good listening skills are being taught in this engaging lesson.
Students study what influenced and inspired Billy Wilder while determining the plot, characters, and historical context of the film Double Indemnity. They investigate the stereotypes of Film Noir and how it shows the media messages of the post World War II era.
Students examine fairy tales. As an introductory activity, students play the statue game. In groups, they write statements that tell the plot of the story. Using props, and without voices, students retell the story by creating "pictures" with their bodies.
Students begin to identify and summarize the main ideas and plot of a story. They are told that they are going to play a guessing game. The teacher says; "I'm thinking of a story, and you can try to guess what it is after I've told you the beginning, middle, and end. If you know before I have finished, hold your hand up and listen to the rest of the description to make sure you have guessed the correct story.
Eighth graders create a visual story without using words. A study of the history and process of clay animation is explored and discussed. Students storyboard a plot of a story and students divide up into groups designing characters and setting props. Students take turns photographing characters lab editing the claymation story.
Students participate in a Language Arts lesson that enables them to learn about visualization, prediction, and sequencing. They make predictions about text, use critical thinking and listening skills and visualization to improve reading comprehension. They sequence events in the story to help with summarizing and plot details
In this The Count of Monte Cristo worksheet, students determine the answers to questions pertaining to plot and characterization of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.
Fourth graders explore language arts by reciting a famous nursery rhyme to their classroom. In this oral storytelling lesson, 4th graders read the story "The Three Little Pigs" and identify the characters, setting and story. Students utilize their communication skills to recite the story as well as they can remember it.
Ninth graders examine a character from the short story, John Steinbeck's, "Flight." students respond to questions about the story and illustrate the character's journey.