Authors in the Making: Story Planning
Students listen to fiction stories and identify story elements such as characters, setting, problem and solution. They develop story maps and use their observations to plan and write original stories.
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Planning Support and Sample Lesson
Give guided reading lesson plans a makeover with a sample lesson plan designed to meet the needs of your early readers. The sample activity is divided into three sections: before, during, and after reading. The model then extends to a...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Dr. Seuss Story Map
Guide young readers through their first book report with a story map designed for a Dr. Seuss book. After your class finishes their story of choice, they list the title, characters, conflict, and other elements of literature on the book...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Tallest Skyscraper in America Has the Fastest Elevators
The tower built in the Twin Towers' place, One World Trade Center, is not only the tallest building in the Americas—it also houses the fastes elevators. Learn more about the superspeed elevator system in the 104-story building with an...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Voices In the Park
Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book, Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to...
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Gingerbread Baby Lesson Plan Guide
Reinforce reading comprehension and story mapping skills with the help from a story, Gingerbread Baby by Jen Brett. Individuals discover new vocabulary, make predictions, retell main events, respond to reading using a graphic organizer,...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Over in the Meadow Lesson Plan
Get young learners on their feet and moving around with this fun activity for the children's book Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats. During an initial reading of the story, the teacher stops and introduces students to a series of...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable