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Students research the author David Shannon. In this author study lesson, students discuss their favorite David Shannon book and write their own story using his style of writing. Students share their stories with their classmates.
Students use video and the Internet to make predictions, draw conclusions, determine conflict and point of view while reading a short story. In this short story analysis lesson, students watch a related video and complete a prediction activity. Students discuss the point of view types and research them online. Students discuss the given literary devices and find examples in the story. Students write their own short story.
Students complete a history and research lesson plan about the Gold Rush using selections from Jack London. In this Gold rush research lesson plan, students research the Klondike/Alaska Gold Rush and use details from the history in their own stories about the Alaska Gold Rush. Students use Jack London's vivid narrative prose as a model to develop their own varied sentence structure in their stories.
Third graders explore cultural awareness by reading children's literature. In this human poverty lesson, 3rd graders read the book Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams and discuss the main character's struggle to achieve his goals. Students complete a reading comprehension form which categorizes the different story settings and structure.
Third graders read the story "A Bargain for Frances" and  make predictions about the unfolding plot of the story. In this set the scene lesson, 3rd graders examine the three parts of a story; the beginning, middle, and end.
How does the setting affect the mood of a story? First, describe what imagery is. Better yet, show them examples of powerful imagery (which this presentation does not do). Then, discuss the effects the setting has on creating a mood. 
Students develop sensory awareness through this series of lessons.
Second graders construct a story map including setting, characters, conflict and solution, and are able to identify three examples of digraphs. This lesson uses stories from the book, Frog and Toad.
Students develop older versions of child or adolescent characters from favorite works of literature, adapting them for teenage or adult sequels. They each outline a sequel and write its first chapter.
Third graders compare and contrast different versions of the same story. They recognize our differences, identify qualities that make us special and unique individuals, and create a 'Wanted' poster illustrating a special quality.
Young scholars read stories by women authors on the characteristics of the African-American family. Using the internet, they research the history of issues that have affected African-American families from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement. They read and write about various authors and issues surrounding the African-American families to end the lesson plan.
Eighth graders recognize the importance and function of figurative language. Students review the terms metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration and personification. They recognize them in text, use them in their writing and explain their importance for establishing the author's tone, shaping the plot and appealing to the senses.
Learners create a scene for an original story in this lesson. They think of a favorite place or event from memory or their imagination. They draw the scene that will be the setting of their story. Finally, they write the story around the edges of their drawing.
Second graders read the story, The Bundle of Sticks, and discuss the story elements within the story; setting, plot, conflict resolution.  In this readers theater lesson, 2nd graders reenact the story in small groups, then reflect on their performance and the conflict and resolution from the story.  
Pupils explore story settings by completing a chart.  In this storytelling lesson, students read a story about 17th Century France and the lack of women in the area.  Pupils predict the story points before they read and complete a historical worksheet based on the history of France.
Students explore elements of American folktales and tall tales. In this literature lesson, students read examples of American folktales and tall tales and prepare a monologue or news report to present to the class based on their readings.
Students examine and respond to the text, The Bus Ride. In this African-American literature lesson, students explore pre-reading questions that focus on fairness of laws. Students read the text based on Rosa Parks and answer 11 post-reading questions. Students participate in literature circles and respond to several questions through oral discussions or journal entries.
Students discuss focus questions prior to reading and preview the book, "Journey Home." In this language arts lesson, small groups present vocabulary words. Students complete after-reading discussion questions and choose writing activities to complete.
Sixth graders read the book Atlantis The Legend of the Lost City, draw maps, locate the city, go over vocabulary, and complete a Venn Diagram. In this Atlantis lesson plan, 6th graders also discuss they setting of the story and how it affects the reader.
Learners complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Keep. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.

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