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Fifteen Seconds of Fame
A reading of Panic in Paris launches a review of the elements of narrative writing. Class members work in groups to find narrative devices in the book and record their findings on a provided worksheet. Using the completed pages, emergent writers craft their own autobiographical incident.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Historical Fiction: A Wealth of Interpretations
Historical fiction becomes a platform for exploring different perspectives. The class makes predictions based on illustrations, completes Venn diagrams to compare and contrast differing points of view, and to think about how characters change.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
Teach21 Lesson: The Short of It, Lesson 3/12
Head out to the Wild West in this lesson, which focuses on the aspects of the Western genre. Using the story "Bargain" by A.B. Guthrie, students explore the elements of a short story and how it fits into the western genre (revenge, justice, survival of the fittest).
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Cause & Effect Chart: "My Furthest-Back Person" by Alex Haley
Help your class see the connection between events in Alex Haley's story "My Furthest-Back Person" with this awesome graphic organizer. Individuals write a brief description of 10 major plot events in a series of boxes. The first and last plot points are provided and should ultimately be connected through the events filled into the other boxes.
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Parts of a Narrative Poster Series
Your classroom won't be complete without a set of posters that can help learners hone in on the parts of a narrative story. Each of the six printable images is in full color and come with a definition and images that learners can use to better understand what goes into a good story.
K - 5th English Language Arts
Write Your Own Greek Myth
Invite your pupils to create original Greek characters and myths for their characters to star in. Similar to a traditional Greek myth, the story must explain a natural phenomenon, depict a struggle between good and evil characters, and include other characters found in Greek myth.
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Mysterious Plot Problems
Learners solve 3 riddles given by the teacher and discuss how solving a mystery is like solving a riddle. For this language arts lesson, students watch as the teacher records problems in a detective story. Learners record questions related to problems in "Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief," complete independent practice, take notes on chapters and record questions and mystery solutions.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Fifth graders view and discuss how to use a story mountain and why it helps you to plot out a story. In this story mountain lesson, 5th graders write to collect their thoughts and ideas. Students write long on their paper. Students are given five pages to write on.
5th English Language Arts
Plot Structure PowerPoint Presentation
A plot diagram helps readers visualize the structure of a story. Here’s a presentation that expands upon the traditional diagram and examines plot components (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution) as well as types of linear plots including chronological order, flashback, and in media res arrangements.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Understanding the Elements of Fiction
Inform your class on the elements of fiction: themes, settings, characters, plots, dialogue, narration, flashback, clues, climax, resolution. They write the definitions of the terms on the worksheet provided.l Tip: Have them write a story using each of the covered story elements.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot
There have been many conspirators and saboteurs lurking throughout history. With this slide show, Guy Fawkes is in the spotlight, as learners discover his plot to blow up Parliament in 1604. They'll learn how he was caught, how his plan was foiled, and the punishment for his crimes.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
New Review Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion questions about characterization and plot, and projects after kids have finished reading.
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Plot Conflicts
Examine the conflicts in The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson. The strategy outlined here, which could be used for a variety of texts, focuses on the type of conflict, who is involved, and what causes the conflict. Class members watch as the teacher demonstrates how to identify conflict, and then practice on their own.
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Chatty Cherry Stories
Young artists will respond to reading children's literature, by engaging in original storytelling and representing their own images through the visual arts. Then they orally describe details of people, places, and things in their stories and art creations.
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Lesson Plan 5: Creating a Supporting Character
As a class, young writers learn how to develop a strong supporting character. They think and discuss a good friend they know, they use that friend as a basis for a potential supporting character. They create a supporting character as a class in small groups, and then on their own.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts