Personal Adventure Stories
Learners examine the characteristics of an adventure story. Students write an adventure story of their own based on a true personal experience. After drafting their story, learners use a word processor to write, edit, and revise their work.
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Point of View: Who Is Telling the Story?
See how famous books of literature have different perspectives with a short worksheet. After reviewing the difference between first and third person points of view, learners look over six passages from various novels and decide which...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Make Up Your Story
Putting together an interesting story can be hard, but this set of worksheets will guide your writers into the depths of their own creativity as they characterize both their main character and villain. Using humor to keep learners...
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3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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5th - 6th English Language Arts
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6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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6th English Language Arts