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- Aubra L., Teacher
- Townsend, MT
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What a fun way to analyze plot, setting, and character. Learners review story elements, read a short fictional story, then turn the events of that story into a headlining news paper article. Not only does this lesson engage critical analysis and collaborative learning, it also sounds really fun and creative.
Students participate in guided reading lessons associated with the book Love, Ruby Lavender. In this guided reading lesson plan set, students complete 13 days of lessons that include pre-reading, reading, and post reading activities. They focus on text conventions, vocabulary, and comprehension.
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.
Read The Haunted House near Halloween and have talking about scary rides! Begin by sharing prior knowledge about haunted houses and listening to a paragraph from the book that has especially descriptive language. Learners can read the book independently and answer comprehension questions orally, or you can read altogether and have pupils write down answers. A journal prompt is included as well.
Mickey Mouse, Elmo, and Tintin? Belgian cartoonist Georges (Herge) Remi’s famous comic character launches a study of primary and secondary source material and the impact these sources have on storytelling. Class members also examine the work of Jason Lutes and his comic series Berlin before researching an unfamiliar culture and crafting their own illustrated adventure narrative.
Students discover how to create realistic settings in fiction. In this writing skills instructional activity, students examine literary elements in fiction works they are familiar with and then practice using sensory details and establishing mood to write realistic settings.
Kids listen to the story, How I Became a Pirate and analyze the painting, Our Lady of the Victory of Malaga. So, what do these to things have in common? The art depicts the time period and style. And, the story sets their imaginations afloat with a fun pirate theme. They research both the art and the art of piracy, then paint an original pirate piece.