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Students review the terms plot, setting, and characters and examine how all of these elements are needed to make a story. They are given parts of stories and they try to identify all of those parts of the story.
Seventh graders identify parts of the setting that occur in different types of text and explain the setting's importance to the text. Eventually they illustrate their comprehension of the literary concept through completion of a project.
Learners watch a video segment about Florida's wetlands and complete an essay about setting. For this setting lesson, students watch a video about critters in the Florida wetlands. Learners complete a setting worksheet and complete an essay for the topic.
In this language arts worksheet, students complete many worksheets that include brainstorming, newspaper article reviews, TV show descriptions, and more. Students complete 54 worksheets total.
Eleventh graders "mine" online databases for primary texts and period photographs, then explore the Klondike Stampede, and, like London, can glean from their visit sufficient period details to help them create their own narratives based on the Gold Rush
Students explore different types of student literature; they then write their own fiction pieces, in either fantasy/adventure or memoir/realism style.
Collective story writing is a great way to reinforce the concept of story elements and collaborative learning. Young writers discuss story elements such as, setting, character, action, climax, conclusion, foreshadowing, dialogue, and theme. They then use those elements to work as a class and compose an original narrative.
Students investigate writing scenarios that can be performed. They examine the parts and levels of scenarios that can actually be performed.
Pupils listen to several of David Shannon's books and identify patterns in the text. They write and illustrate a story of their own in the style of David Shannon, and share their books with classmates.
Students examine the different elements of a fairy tale. They discover why setting, characters, problems and solutions are important in a fairy tale. They recreate the fairy tale in modern times and create a storybook to accompany their fairy tale.
Learners examine how paintings tell stories. They read biographies about artists, analyze paintings, research and write the art history of a painting, write a creative story based on the painting, and create a painting in the artist's style.
Third graders will identify characters, setting, and important events in a story. They also talk about a favorite aspect of the book with partners, and have them tell if it is part of the story, a setting, or a character.
Students read an age-appropriate novel in which an island setting plays an important role from a provided list. This will help them understand life on an island. They will analyze the plot, theme, characterization, setting, and style of the book.
Second graders read the story PUSS IN BOOTS identifying main characters, setting, and significant events. They then read the story JAMIL AND THE CLEVER CAT and compare it with the story PUSS IN BOOTS compiling a list of characters, setting and events.
Students use interactive materials to study Rudyard Kipling's life and times. They read an illustrated version of his short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." Students explore how Kipling effectively uses personification by mixing fact and fiction.
Students distinguish various books by David Shannon from other authors, compare three of Shannon's books for similarities, list various possible settings for stories, integrate Shannon's pattern of writing into their own, and formulate their own story using author's style.
Students identify the elements of fiction, and work on compare and contrast skills.. In this comprehension lesson, students read different versions of Cinderella. Students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the literary elements in each story.
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 instructional activity, 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.
Learners complete a history and research instructional activity about the Gold Rush using selections from Jack London. In this Gold rush research instructional activity, students research the Klondike/Alaska Gold Rush and use details from the history in their own stories about the Alaska Gold Rush. Learners use Jack London's vivid narrative prose as a model to develop their own varied sentence structure in their stories.