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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.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 16 Views 226 Downloads
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.
K - 1st Language Arts 12 Views 53 Downloads
Interpreting Characters, Setting, Plot, and Theme - The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster
Examine story development and historical disaster with your class. Learners view a video depicting the incidents surrounding The Triangle Shirtwaist Disaster. They use graphic organizers and the Internet to gather enough information to compose a narrative based on the incident.
6th - 9th Language Arts 52 Views 340 Downloads
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.
K - 2nd Language Arts 13 Views 36 Downloads
Identifying Story Elements
Help your class identify story elements. They will discuss character, setting, problem, and solution after reading a story. A graphic organizer will help them to identify various elements with guided practice and independent practice opportunities.
K - 1st Language Arts 44 Views 163 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Write On! - Story Elements Details
Identify story elements with your middle schoolers! Choose any story to pair with this activity. Readers will identify the setting, main characters, plot, exposition, and conflict, but best of all, they'll explain how they know each of these story elements.
6th - 8th Language Arts 22 Views 302 Downloads
Technology for the Likes of Shakespeare and Poe
Grab a digital camera and your favorite story from Shakespeare or Poe. With those tools, your class will write an autobiographical story including sensory details, authors feelings, point of view, and dialogue. Learners will read, draft, and film original narrative stories to practice using creative thinking and the seven elements of story telling.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Knights of the Round Table adapted by Gwen Ross
Everyone loves the tales involving King Arthur and his knights. After reading Knights of the Round Table by Gwen Gross, learners draw inferences and conclusions, analyze story elements, and discuss figurative language, including hyperbole and metaphor.
9th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 202 Downloads
Around the Room Short Story
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.
4th - 7th Language Arts 25 Views 59 Downloads
Teaching Story Elements: Jack and the Beanstalk
Middle schoolers define fictional story elements. In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students read Jack and the Beanstalk and view an included SMARTboard instructional activity. Middle schoolers use the SMARTboard to match the story element terms with the specific example from the story.
6th - 8th Language Arts 30 Views 109 Downloads
A Magic Seed
What makes this instructional activity rich is its focus on having pupils use critical-thinking skills to compare a variety of fairy tales. They use "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Magic Seed," and different versions of Cinderella to identify the elements that change and stay the same.
2nd Language Arts 14 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Retelling a Story with Story Elements
Second graders identify the events in a story using story elements. In this story elements lesson, 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.
2nd Language Arts 22 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Story Elements that Support the Theme
Three great graphic organizers guide readers to see how the elements of plot and main idea can be charted to reveal the theme of a story. Model the process on the provided Direct Teaching Teacher Graphic Organizer using Aesop’s The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 88 Views 272 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Folklore for Primary Students
Study folklore and its various criteria with your class. Young readers write original folktales and create visual displays. Individuals present their works to the rest of the class and compare the features of their stories with the original work.
K - 2nd Language Arts 17 Views 267 Downloads