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Story Structures Help Comprehension
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 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 9 Views 36 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 27 Views 89 Downloads
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 14 Views 46 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 5 Views 149 Downloads
We can Comprehend What we Read
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.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 6 Views 24 Downloads
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 6 Views 69 Downloads
Using Story Structure to Enhance Comprehension
In these story structure worksheets, pupils 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.
4th - 5th Language Arts 5 Views 188 Downloads
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 instructional activity, students read the book Cookie's Week by Tomie dePaola and retell the story to their teacher in sequential order.
K Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 40 Downloads
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.
K - 3rd Language Arts 4 Views 31 Downloads
Analyzing Story Structure
Students 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. Students complete a graphic organizer which helps students analyze the plot and conflict of any stories they read.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 12 Downloads
Identifying Problems and Solutions in the Story
Students explore story structure. In this Groundhog's Day story structure literacy lesson plan, 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 6 Views 73 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Every Picture Tells a Story
Students explore story structure. In 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.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Predicting a Solution to a Problem
Students explore story structure. In this story structure literacy lesson plan, 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.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 7 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Designed
ELD Lesson Plan: One Land, Many Trails
Explore the Wild West with this lesson, 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 10 Views 72 Downloads
Creating a Story that "Stacks" on Itself and Repeats a Catch Phrase
Students explore language arts by reading a classic children's story in class. In this story structure lesson, 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.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
Story Summaries; The Three Little Pigs
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.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 16 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 12 Views 463 Downloads
The Lost Mother
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.
1st - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Mensa for Kids: Storytelling
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.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads