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Fairy Tales - Lessons 5 & 6: Combining all the elements
Second graders, as a continuation in a fairy tale unit, combine setting, plot, characters and descriptive words in a "Cinderella"-type story. They are given a worksheet with a story missing words. Using their imaginations and what they have learned so far, 2nd graders enter their own words into the worksheet to create their story.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 37 Downloads
Elements of Fiction
Before class members delve into writing their own fictional stories, offer this noteworthy presentation about the elements of fiction. Students examine author's purpose, setting, characters, plot, point of view, symbolism, style, theme, and mood.
4th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 70 Downloads
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Photostory
So much fun! After reading and summarizing each chapter of the book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, pupils will create a Photostory. The class is divided into six groups, each responsible for summarizing, story boarding, and creating a Photostory about one chapter in the book.
6th Language Arts 19 Views 16 Downloads
What Makes a Novel a Novel?
They always say to write what you know. This approach is used to get middle schoolers prepared to write novels of their own. Using a favorite book as a model, potential novelists respond to prompts that ask about characters, plot, main conflict, setting, point of view, and style.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
What will happen next? Leave readers at a cliffhanger as they practice prediction strategies while listening to a story. Pupils start by making guesses based on the book's cover and title, discussing the techniques they use to make these predictions.
K - 3rd Language Arts 5 Views 32 Downloads
Visualize a plot rollercoaster using this graphic organizer for budding authors. Don't think you're getting the typical five-part plot structure here, though; there are nine spaces for writers to fill in plot elements, assuring they have a solid beginning, middle, and end to their novels.
5th - 9th Language Arts 7 Views 318 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In this factoring application worksheet, 9th graders solve 10 different problem related to various factoring applications. First, they determine the length of a room given the area of a rectangle and square footage. Then, students determine the area of a rectangular plot given its width.
9th Math 3 Views 1 Download
Space Station U.S.A. or Bust
In this plot worksheet, students read the story and think about the problem the main character has to solve. Students use the plot chart to help them define the problem and solution. Students then make up their own adventure and write a plot outline on a separate sheet of paper.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Relationship Between the Protagonist and Antagonist
Students read Hansel and Gretel, and discuss the conflict in the story, while determining who the protagonist and the antagonist are. In this fiction instructional activity, students chart the conflict in the story they have just read.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 45 Downloads
Lesson Plan 12: Beginnings
Adventure into the world of authors! As part of a larger writing unit, this lesson falls on that exhilarating first day the pen hits the paper. But how to begin? Learners share concerns and excitement. They explore the purpose of first sentences and examine several examples on a worksheet (not included, buy it is easily found online).
6th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Creating Plays from Children's Stories
Students explain how individual elements (e.g., plot, theme, character, conflict, etc.) comprise the structure of a play. They write an original one-act play with developed characters, specific setting, conflict, and resolution.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Sam and the Lucky Money
Third graders read the story "Sam and the Lucky Money". Individually, they identify new key terms from the story. In groups, they examine the setting and discuss how it relates to the plots and characters. To end the instructional activity, they read the story outloud to the class.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Literature: It's a Mad, Mad Macbeth
Students determine how the themes expressed in Macbeth are also applicable to contemporary society. They complete a series of written assignments demonstrating their comprehension of theme, content, and interpretation of the play. Students also create parody scripts based on scenes from the play.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 30 Downloads
Thematic Lesson on Farm Workers
Ninth graders define basic elements in literature, discuss purpose of knowing elements, demonstrate use of listening and speaking skills by reading "Breaking Through" by Francisco Jimenez, and apply knowledge of elements by completing literary analysis.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Matrices and Vectors
In this matrices and vectors worksheet, students solve 9 various types of problems related to forming matrices and vectors. First, they set up each system of equations listed in matrix form using mathematical notation. Then, students plot the function and determine the apparent frequency of the sampled signal.
12th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads