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Eighth graders read and spell Greek combining forms and examine external and internal conflict in literature. They divide the words into syllables and identify their Greek form and write sentences dictated to them by the teacher. Students then discuss external and internal conflicts and complete a Plot and Conflict worksheet.
Students define and interpret the elements found in a short story. Then they identify the elements of plot found in a short story. Students also apply knowledge of plot to an original work of fiction. Finally, they identify the elements found in a movie, television show, or short story that they read or watched during the next few days and write a brief synopsis of the story.
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.
Learners 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.
Young scholars use 3 random locations on the coordinate system and simplify the expression and assign result to the variable loc. They substitute guesses for the center and radius of the circle in the equation for the center of a circle and plot the result and solve for the radius, and the coordinates of the center.
In this literature activity, pupils 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 activity.