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Anti-Bullying & Conflict-Resolution Lesson
Invite your class to consider how to respond to a conflict. This plan, designed to go with Secret Saturdays by Torrey Maldonado, focuses on a set of terms: conflict, escalate, deescalate, conflict resolution, denial, and confrontation. The plan offers three options for covering the material, and you can choose from teacher modeling, group work, and independent work.
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Elements of a Plot: Part 2
Kids can be great writers with a little coaching. Get talking about plot elements, specifically climax, conflict, and resolution. They watch the last part of a Sponge Bob episode and dissect the conflict resolution, then use what they've discussed to complete the climactic event in narratives of their own.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan 6: Introducing the Elements of Plot-Part Two
November is National Novel Writing Month, so if your young authors are embarking on this journey, be sure they understand plot elements. This collaborative lesson fits into the context of the larger NaNoWriMo project; however, the ideas here are useful for any narrative writing unit.
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Marital Conflict Resolution
While not everybody will end up married, everybody does need to know how to resolve conflict. Learners examine several real-life scenarios involving a married couple. They use problem-solving strategies to help the couple come to an amiable resolution.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Conflict and Plot
Analyze conflict and plot in literature. To begin, review the terms conflict, plot, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution with the class. Working in groups and using TI-83 Plus (because the activity is designed for use with Texas Instruments calculators), learners read an assigned short story and analyze the plot.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Write a Round-Robin Story
Students discover the elements of a story (introduction, plot, climax, resolution, denouement). In groups of five, one student writes an introduction and passes it to the next person, who writes the plot and passes it to the next person, until an entire story has been created.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Who is Little Red Riding Hood Anyway?
Many youngsters have heard the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but do they know there's more than one version? After reviewing the original verison by the Brothers Grimm, present Little Red Cowboy Hat by Sudan Lowell. Class members can compare and contrast the two stories and discuss the characters, setting, conflict, and resolution as a whole class.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Thinking About Theme
Writers use the literary element of conflict to develop their theme. Use the conflict between the Johnny and the ScreeWees in Terry Pratchett’s Only You Can Save Mankind to model how a major theme is revealed. The conflict between the ScreeWees and Society provides an opportunity for guided practice.
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Conflict Resolution in 9 Easy Steps
Students investigate student psychology by reading assigned text about nonviolence. In this conflict resolution lesson plan, students read nine specific steps they should take the next time they are in an argument with someone. Students discuss their own history of conflicts with the class.
1st - 6th Health
Conflict Resolution Skills Training
Students complete conflict resolution skills training as a part of creating a caring school community. In this conflict resolution lesson, students work with a group of peer student leaders to resolve conflicts. Students visit freshman classrooms to help them transition into high school.
10th - Higher Ed Health
New Review Happy New Year!
It's the new year, and there's plenty your learners are going to want to talk about! Conduct a few discussions about the new year when you get back to school to ease your pupils back into learning. Included here are procedures and materials for discussions about what students did for the new year, over winter break, and about resolutions for the new year.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Noisy Nora, Studious Students: Story Elements
Alliterative adjective nicknames generate stories inspired by Rosemary Wells' book Noisy Nora (also a thematic complement to any class with children who make a ruckus to get attention). Class members explore basic story elements -- characters, setting, conflict, sequence of events, and resolution -- in Noisy Nora, and employ them in original short stories based on adjectives they brainstorm about themselves.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Close Read: Communication and Conflict Resolution Strategies
Fourth graders practice their close reading skills with a short text on conflict resolution. Working in pairs, learners read and reread the article Smart Speak by Marilyn Cram Donahue as they identify the main idea and use context clues to understand challenging vocabulary.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
My Conflict Shield
Eighth graders discuss conflict. Working in pairs, they create lists of skills they have used in conflicts, skills they have seen used successfully but not used themselves, and skills they wish to develop. From their lists they identify 12 skills they believe most useful in conflict resolution.
8th Social Studies & History
Genre: Short Story
Discover the genre of short stories with sixth graders. They discuss the characteristics of short stories from the book America Street. Then, they compare and contrast movies and television shows and chart story characteristics. Various readings are recommended along with a reflective activity.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed