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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.
Students analyze parts of a story through the sequence of actions. In this story elements lesson, students work in groups to read a story about a volcano and complete a worksheet on the elements within the story. Students then create second scenes that builds cumulatively through the story elements. Students present their scenes to the class.
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. The class uses the text to begin making a list of rules to improve their school community, as they work toward the long term goal of writing a school constitution. Consider having students create skits to act out the conflict resolution strategies from the article as an extension activity. This is a great resource for teaching how to read closely, and can very easily be adapted to any piece of writing.
Students explore Nobel Prize winning economist Thomas C. Schelling's "strategic ergonomics" theory as it applies to making New Year's resolutions. They make their own resolutions and develop plans to keep them using Schelling's strategies.
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. Thirteen activity options and a number of attachments are included.
Students brainstorm ways they can reduce their energy consumption and then create New Year's Resolutions with their families to put these conservation plans into action.
Students write about New Year's Resolutions made about personal improvement, family and friends, and school and the outside world. They write a first draft and a final draft of a five-paragraph essay about their resolutions.
Learners discuss New Year's Resolutions. In this social science instructional activity, students list five goals for themselves for the coming year. Learners decide on one goal that they can achieve and write ways that they feel they can achieve this goal. Students create two cards, one to encourage a partner on meeting his or her goal and one being happy that he or she met that goal.
Learners analyze the plot, problem, and resolution of a story. In this story analysis lesson, students read stories and fill out graphic organizers about the plot, story problems, and resolution.
Bring your short story unit to a close with a video about finding the resolution. Sixth graders learn to connect the main conflict in a short story (featured in another video in the series about "Saved by a Seal") with the resolution and how the conflict is solved. An excellent addition to either your literature analysis unit or a narrative writing lesson.
High schoolers prepare for Youth Voices Forum by writing resolutions using actual format employed by United Nations. Students explore components of resolution, including formal language, and practice writing and critiquing resolutions.
Fourth graders investigate conflict and social justice. In this conflict resolution lesson, 4th graders consider conflicts they have experienced and think about how they could have applied conflict resolution strategies to change the outcome. Students also read "The Maligned Wolf" and take part in a classroom skit regarding conflict resolution.
Students study the origins of New Year's Resolutions while practicing taking dictation and identifying interesting points in a piece that is read to them. They investigate the types of things that people resolve on the first day of the New Year.
Students read, discuss, and view a Powerpoint on the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. For this Gulf of Tonkin Resolution lesson plan, students research the resolution and then answer short answer questions about it.
Students analyze the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. They read the background to the Vietnam War and the social, political, and miliary issues surrounding the War and how they affected President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Program. They write an analysis of how the Vietnam War became a scar upon President Johnson's presidency.
Fourth graders discuss making predictions about the resolution. In this language arts instructional activity, 4th graders read a story and identify the falling actions in order to help them make predictions about the resolution.
Conflict resolution is an important part of a positive school experience. Here, learners practice strategies to resolve problems. They learn how to use I statements, engage in role plays, and practice giving affirmation.
Students investigate student psychology by reading assigned text about nonviolence. In this conflict resolution lesson, 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.
Students develop conflict mediation and resolution skills by applying the nonviolence philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King. In this conflict resolution lesson, students watch a video about Dr. King and review quotes from him. Students discuss how his approach to conflict resolution can be applied in their own lives.
Third graders investigate nonviolent conflict resolution strategies. In this interpersonal communication instructional activity, 3rd graders explore conflict resolution. Students construct a newspaper/magazine article detailing nonviolent conflict resolution strategies.

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