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Story Element Lesson Ideas Keeps Learning Interesting
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Analyzing Story Elements
Lesson ideas to teach students how to analyze story elements through visual representation.
Noisy Nora, Studious Students: Story Elements
Alliterative adjective nicknames generate stories inspired by Rosemary Wells' book Noisy Nora (also a thematic complement to any class with children who make a ruckus to get attention). Class members explore basic story elements -- characters, setting, conflict, sequence of events, and resolution -- in Noisy Nora, and employ them in original short stories based on adjectives they brainstorm about themselves. A beautifully integrated exercise, and fun!
Retelling a Story with Story Elements
Second graders identify the events in a story using story elements. In this story elements instructional activity, 2nd graders review the story elements and read Dav Pilkey's book, Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis. Students practice retelling the story with a partner and organize the story elements into an included graphic organizer.
Story Elements Alive!
Students pretend to be statues to show story characters and setting. In this story character and setting activity, 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.
Using Story Elements to Write a Rep
Students write a rap song to tell the who, what, and where of a story. In this literature lesson, students learn to identify the setting, characters, and plot of a story. Students watch a video and discuss story elements. Then students work in groups to write a rap about these elements of a story.
Third graders identify story elements. In this story elements lesson, 3rd graders look at main idea, characters, point of view, theme and setting. They create a five paneled comic strip from a book.
Who? What? Where? When? - Story Elements
Second graders see how to identify and describe character, setting, and plot in various stories from picture books and story videos. They use picture books and story videos to practice identifying and describing the story elements.
Teaching Story Elements: Jack and the Beanstalk
Young scholars define fictional story elements. In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students read Jack and the Beanstalk and view an included SMARTboard instructional activity. Young scholars use the SMARTboard to match the story element terms with the specific example from the story.
Identifying Story Elements
Second graders explore story elements. In this language arts lesson, 2nd graders identifying characters, setting, and plot in familiar stories. Students listen to a story and complete a graphic organizer.
Success Using Interactive Story Elements
Engaging learners with resources and activities to achieve and reinforce mastery of content.
Story Elements with Mrs. Wishy Washy
Complete a story map about Mrs. Wishy Washy. Your class will read books from the Mrs. Wishy Washy series and pick out the story elements in order to complete their story map. Technology projection devices are recommended. They will discover the elements of a story: character, setting, plot, author, illustrations, etc... while going through a series of lessons.
Who? What? Where? When? - Story Elements
Second graders identify and describe character, setting, and plot in various stories from picture books and story videos. A Power Point presentation will be used to introduce story elements. Students use picture books and story videos to practice identifying and describing the story elements.
Retelling Using Jan Brett Books
Second graders identify fictional story elements in a Jan Brett book. In this reading comprehension activity, 2nd graders read the book The Mitten by Jan Brett and fill the story elements on an included graphic organizer.
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Students, after reading the book, "Esperanza Rising," create a virtual display by combining different story elements into a visual representation. They choose the setting and characters of a scene that will act as a springboard of ideas for a student-written story.
Learners study story elements including character, setting, plot, and solution. They listen to stories and complete a story web worksheet. Then they compare and contrast the stories using a Venn diagram.
Story Mapping Abel's Island
Students are able to prioritize story elements using graphic organizers. They are able to evaluate character, setting and sequence in a non-print source. Students use visual and audio clues to help them evaluate the parts of a story.
Let's Get to Know Big Al
Read the story Big Al, by Andrew Clements as a class and identify story elements. They will collaborate in groups to read the stroy and complete a story element map. They write sentences describing Big Al by using word processing software.
Scrambled Stories II
Review story elements with your class. They will use examples from a story to develop critical-thinking questions. Then they use a graphic organizer to describe the setting, character, and plot of the story, focusing on how they interact. Finally, they will write examples for story development to display on the classroom chart.
Exploring Bloom's Taxonomy Through Eric Carle Collage Technique
Students participate in shared readings of Eric Carle's books and investigate the art and story elements. They create a collage and answer questions.