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In this recognizing where and when in the setting activity, students read a passage, identify the clues telling when and where it takes place, record the clues on a chart, and complete a chart about the setting of a favorite movie. Students write five answers.
Students explore the concept of setting in literature by identifying their own current setting, and imagining what their ideal setting would be. They read a piece of literature, identify the setting and record the information on a chart.
Second graders discuss important things to know when reading stories, identify setting in variety of stories, create story map to record information as they are reading, state setting in their own words, discuss whether they thought settings were good, and describe what they would change if they were authors.
Students pretend to be statues to show story characters and setting. In this story character and setting lesson, students act as statues that depict the characters and setting in the story they are listening to. They create a tableaux of the story elements which include the introduction, problem, and solution.
Teach emerging writers the importance of planning before putting pen to paper to create a written document. The template asks writers to fill out basic information like what the story will be about, what the setting is, and what happens first. You could use this for a middle school classroom as well, but it might only serve your lower level learners. 
Encourage your class to use sensory details in their writing with this activity! This activity provides a short passage about dancing princesses and asks young writers to identify sensory details, develop a setting for a folktale, and write a description of the setting. It includes two graphic organizers to help class members categorize details and plan out the setting they are going to describe.
In this retelling a story learning exercise, students review and discuss all the components involved in retelling a familiar story. Students choose a favorite story/book and fill out a graphic organizer retelling it in their own words. Students include the problem, setting, events, characters, solution and theme.
One of the most important elements of a story is the setting; when and where the story takes place. This presentation gives young writers excellent tips on how to create a setting by using visuals, time, description, and interesting language. A valuable resource!
Young scholars create a mural. In this reading comprehension lesson, students preview a story, read it, and then answer comprehension questions. Young scholars make a mural of the setting of the story.
Students review how to sequence a story. For this story sequencing lesson, students participate in an interactive read aloud of Jan Brett's, The Mitten. They work as a group to determine the main events and how to sequence the other events looking for key words. They complete a creative activity with winter words and a hat cut-out.
Sixth graders learn to plan a story by using a story map. They analyze a detailed sample story map and answer 5 questions about it. Then, plan their own story using a story map template.
In this writing worksheet, students investigate the use of adjectives, similes and metaphors to describe the setting of a story. Students choose a setting, then use these tools to create vivid images as they describe it.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the characters, story structure, and themes of the text.
Young scholars study literacy concepts such as main characters, setting, and sequence. In this early childhood lesson plan, students make predictions and character analysis using the book Hedgie's Surprise by Jan Brett. Young scholars sequence the story and answer questions to recall information.
Demonstrate how to use sensory details in writing with this resource. Leaners first read a short story called "My Big Idea." After reading, they describe how the setting looks, sounds, feels and smells. Using the description in the story as background knowledge, class members begin to plan a description of their own special setting with the provided graphic organizer.
Students evaluate language arts by answering reading comprehension questions. In this story analysis activity, students read the children's book A Mouse on the Moon and examine the images presented in it. Students identify the main characters, setting and conflict before answering study questions and defining story vocabulary terms.
For this story grammar worksheet, students are asked to describe the setting, main characters and events from their book in short-answer form.
Quiz your class on the last pages of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Like the creative novel, quiz questions focus on talking animals and their relationships. Multiple-choice answers give readers a little bit of help.
I've always feel that the best lessons or units are ones that employ multiple content areas as a way to foster a complete topical understanding. Third graders research and study animal adaptations and then use their findings to write narratives that include scientific criterion. This lesson plan is all about literacy and science! The lesson plan is completely designed for addressing Common Core standards and breaks down the relevance of each task in relation to the standards they meet. Worksheets, rubrics, multiple web links, and helpful teaching tips are all provided.
Get started with The Cay. First, provide some background information and images that relate to the novel. Then pupils can create double-entry journals. Once that is complete, read the first two chapters, encouraging individuals to record their thinking in their journals, Finally, discuss and journal about a provided statement. The class can use the sample idea organizer or freewrite.

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