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Analyzing the sequence of actions in dramatic stories leads to deeper comprehension of story structure. The class identifies the main actions in each section of a story and develops frozen tableau's for the identified actions of the story. Great for kinesthetic learners!
Young scholars examine story structure and determine how to ask questions to improve reading comprehension. They read an article and practice answering questions in a teacher lead instructional activity before completing the task independently. Next they make a story map of "The Secret of Silver Pond" in a whole group before making one of "Whooz-z-z Snooz-z-zing?" that is used as an assessment.
Young scholars determine how to use story grammar and story structure to increase reading comprehension. They review story structure, and how to ask and answer questions while reading. Finally, they discuss the article that they read during the lesson and make a story map. As an assessment, they make a story map card for a story which they read independently.
Pupils identify the many different parts of reading a written piece of text. These parts of reading include story grammar, summarization, story structure, and vocabulary. Learners also discover that when they read, it is important that they understand what it is that they are reading. Finally, they address all of the mentioned aspects of reading written text to help improve their comprehension.
Students examine the structure of stories in order to increase their reading comprehension. They look at the purpose of the beginning, the main characters, the goal or problem, and the resolution as the story structure. As they read two pieces of non-fiction, they answer questions in a class discussion. They make a story map of the second selection before completing one as an assessment.
Increase comprehension, vocabulary, and an understanding of the Gold Rush. The class identifies story structure traits while reading The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman. They locate similes used in the book, research an invention from the 1800's, and post a picture on the class timeline. They build domain specific language regarding simple machines, gold mining, and early Californian history.
Middle schoolers identify writing techniques in example stories with this story structure lesson. After reading the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, they find the differences between it and the original version. Additionally, they decipher the beginning, middle, and end of this story and others.
Using Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root as a model, guide your primary readers through the writing process (with an emphasis on story structure) to craft an imaginary field trip story rich in onomatopoeia. Links to student models, interactive instructions, lists of onomatopoeic words, and a drafting sheet are included.