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Develop a Sequence of Events for a Narrative Response

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Narrators are essential to the telling of any story, providing the audience with a point of view through which they experience the characters, setting, and events. Following a reading of the first two chapters of The Story of Dr. Dolittle, this video supports children as they begin planning a narrative reading response from the perspective of Dr. Dolittle's pet parrot, Polynesia.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Include this video in a language arts lesson series on narrative writing
  • If showing this video in class, allow time for the students to brainstorm key events in the story, before comparing their ideas to those listed in the video
  • Use this resource in your flipped classroom, assigning the video as homework and using class time to work on student writing
  • Models how to identify the sequence of events for writing a narrative response to literature
  • Includes a reading passage from The Story of Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  • Provides a writing prompt for responding to The Story of Dr. Dolittle
  • Lesson is adaptable to Common Core writing standards across the upper-elementary grade levels
  • Teacher must create a graphic organizer for outlining the sequence of events in a narrative response
  • A rubric is required to provide clear expectations for student writing
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