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Students 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.
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 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. Some episodes from The Reading Rainbow series are utilized.
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.
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.
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.
In these story structure worksheets, students review story structure and learn how to use story maps to help with their reading comprehension. Students review an example story map and then study three different graphic organizer versions for story mapping.
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 explore storytelling by participating in an image analysis activity. For 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.
Young scholars explore story structure. They discuss questions they can ask themselves while silently reading. Students implement their story knowledge by making story maps. They read The Little Pink Rose and the Cloud and create a story map while reading. Young scholars ask questions while reading.
Learners explore language arts by completing a graphic organizer in class. In this story structure lesson, students read the poem "Sick" by Shel Silverstein and discuss the different elements in the piece which make it an effective poem. Learners complete a graphic organizer which helps students analyze the plot and conflict of any stories they read.
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. Students listen to the rest of the story and draw pictures of the other problems and solutions present in the plot.
Students explore story structure. For this literacy and story structure lesson, 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. The story wall is used as material for various literacy learning centers.
Students explore story structure. In this story structure literacy instructional activity, students listen to the story Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges, stopping at points to identify a problem and predict possible solutions which are then written on a classroom chart. Students read Casey Saves the Play independently and write a prediction based on evidence from the story.
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. This includes three differentiated levels of vocabulary lists and sentence frames, which reinforce grammar skills.
Students explore language arts by reading a classic children's story in class. In this story structure instructional activity, students read the Judith Viorst book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Students discuss the technique of repeating the catch phrase in the story and complete a graphic organizer based on story structure.
Students explore language arts by completing a graphic organizer in class. In this story structure lesson, students read the classic tale "The Three Little Pigs" and discuss the main characters, conflict and setting. Students complete a four square graphic organizer using the information they found in the book.
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.
Students research language arts by analyzing a children's story in class. In this story structure lesson, students read the book The Lost Mother and identify the main characters, their conflict and the resolution. Students define a list of challenging vocabulary terms and answer story study questions regarding the details.
Second graders explore language arts by creating their own stories. In this story structure lesson, 2nd graders discuss the effective techniques used to share stories with others as well as what it takes to keep a story interesting. Students write their own short stories based on original characters and ideas which they present to the class.