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Learners identify the elements of fiction, and work on compare and contrast skills.. In this comprehension lesson, students read different versions of Cinderella. Learners use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the literary elements in each story.
Students explore the differences between fiction and non-fiction book. In this genre study lesson, students read examples of fiction and non-fiction and identify the characteristics of each genre. Students list the characteristics on a T-chart labeled "Fiction Books" and "Non-Fiction Books."
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.  
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students explore storytelling techniques by reading a book in class. In this mystery story lesson, students read the book Chasing Vermeer and identify the characters, setting and mystery plot. Students complete reading comprehension and vocabulary assignments per chapter.
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.
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.
Students discuss the characteristics of the literary genre known as "Southern Gothic". They write an analysis of the short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor.
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.
Students make predictions about the story using a story map. They discuss the predictions they made and decide if they were verified while reading the story. Students design a mobile to illustrate what they want to be when they grow up.
Learners read Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day," and identify elements unique to the science fiction genre. They list elements specific to science fiction and which apply to all fiction. In the computer lab, students research interviews with science fiction authors in which they express environmental concerns.
Third graders read the story The Cleverest Thief and complete language art activities to go along with it. Students complete activities including discussion, reading, writing, predicting, drawing, role playing, and sequencing.
Students analyze Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and the dichotomies within the text. In this short story analysis lesson plan, students read the story and analyze the historical and social context of the story. Students define the literary genre of 'Southern Gothic' and complete a writing assignment as assessment of the elements within the story.
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.

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