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Young readers examine the elements of story structure that are included in all stories. They include these elements in their own written pieces. This phenomenally-designed plan has everything you need to easily implement it in your classroom.
K - 3rd Language Arts 27 Views 62 Downloads
Just the Facts, Ma'am
Elementary learners identify the main elements of story structure and form questions to summarize their reading. They listen as the teacher reads a story and then write questions to determine (1) main characters, (2) setting, (3) problem, and (4) solution.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 10 Views 155 Downloads
Story Structure Slide Show
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!
2nd - 6th Language Arts 34 Views 97 Downloads
Identifying Problems and Solutions in the Story
Students explore story structure. For this Groundhog's Day story structure literacy lesson, students listen to the story Groundhog Stays Up Late by Margery Cuyler, then pause half way through the story to identify the problem and solution.
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 78 Downloads CCSS: Designed
My Special Reading Notebook
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.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
Students explore storytelling by participating in an image analysis activity. In this story structure lesson, students read the book Cookie's Week by Tomie dePaola and retell the story to their teacher in sequential order. Students illustrate the actions of the story before they are assessed with a retelling rubric.
K Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 43 Downloads
Events That Support a Theme
Read the story Mufaro's Beautiful Daughter by John Steptoe to your class, then have them identify story events that support a given theme. They read Boundless Grace by Mary Hoffman and complete a worksheet in which they list examples of text that support that story's theme.
4th - 5th Language Arts 53 Views 161 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading Comprehension: Myth About Fire
No matter what you read, you can always practice locating the main idea and key details to increase reading comprehension. Third graders read about an Aboriginal myth, they then complete three short-answer questions using key details found in the provided reading passage.
3rd Language Arts 93 Views 313 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Story Structures Help Comprehension
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 lesson 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?
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 11 Views 38 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: One Land, Many Trails
Explore the Wild West with this lesson plan, which accompanies four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("A Boy Called Slow," "Pioneer Girl," "Black Cowboy, Wild Horses," and "Elena"). Learners practice making applications to the text, as well as drawing conclusions and persuading others.
5th English Language Development 17 Views 74 Downloads
Six Traits of Writing
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.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 469 Downloads
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Explore story structure by reading a classic children's book. In this character study lesson, youngsters read the book Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and discuss themes, settings and characters in the book. They answer study questions and define vocabulary terms in the story.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 11 Views 73 Downloads
An Onomatopoetic Field Trip
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.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 57 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Journeys
From the Titanic to the Iditarod, your ELD pupils will be on a whirlwind adventure with these four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Akiak," "Grandfather's Journey," "Finding the Titanic," and "By the Shore of Silver Lake"). By practicing their conventions and vocabulary in differentiated sentence frames, they can also reinforce their literacy skills, such as expressing the author's viewpoint and finding the main idea.
4th English Language Development 35 Views 66 Downloads
New Ways by Dawn McMillan
Help your learners analyze story structure in chapters 1-6 of Dawn McMillan's book New Ways. Take a look at the cover, talk about new terms, and discuss the plot together. The second day continues with more questions and vocabulary.
1st - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
Kindergartners identify where a story takes place. In this literature lesson, learners take a picture walk and discuss how pictures can provide clues to the location of the story. They then illustrate where a new story of their own takes place.
K Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Do You Know Your Story Grammar?
Students are introduced to the concept of story structure as a way to aid in reading comprehension. They identify the main parts of the story as they read. Students create a story map of the main plot points of their reading.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 8 Views 69 Downloads
We can Comprehend What we Read
Young scholars 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.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 7 Views 25 Downloads
Every Picture Tells a Story
Students explore story structure. In this literacy and story structure instructional activity, students listen to picture books and illustrate a favorite part of the story. Students share their pictures and place them in sequential order on a bulletin board.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 14 Downloads