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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 instructional activity, 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.
1st - 4th Language Arts 15 Views 124 Downloads
Teaching Story Elements: Jack and the Beanstalk
Students define fictional story elements. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read Jack and the Beanstalk and view an included SMARTboard lesson. Students use the SMARTboard to match the story element terms with the specific example from the story.
6th - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 101 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 7 Views 50 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 8 Views 31 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 33 Views 326 Downloads
WANTED: A Few Of Our Favorite Authors
First graders read a number of books by a specified author identifying and comparing story elements. They complete activities associated with a different author's books each week. They follow recipes, make slideshows, make graphs, and study the authors using bookmarked Internet sites.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Learners explore and generate story elements for wordless picture books. In this collaborative writing lesson, students review wordless picture books and write a story based on the illustrations. Learners use post-it notes to organize ideas.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 63 Downloads
Savvy Story Structure
Students identify and describe the elements of a story. They discuss short story elements by viewing a website, write group short stories, complete the Elements of a Story slideshow template, and present their slideshow to the class.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 33 Downloads
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Students read the book Esperanza Rising. They create a virtual display by combining different story elements. Students choose the setting and characters of a scene to act as the springboard for ideas for student written stories.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 21 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 14 Views 51 Downloads
Fourth graders read an appropriate age/reading level story. They focus on the story element of plot, setting, problem, solution, point of view, imagery and theme. They design a slideshow using a template which demonstrates their understanding of the elements.
4th Language Arts 12 Views 129 Downloads