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Plot: Establish Conflict
In this plot worksheet, students learn to create an interesting plot by establishing conflict. Students read a story about sled dogs. Students fill out a graphic organizer in which the conflict and solution is identified.
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Elements of a Plot: Part 2
Kids can be great writers with a little coaching. Get talking about plot elements, specifically climax, conflict, and resolution. They watch the last part of a Sponge Bob episode and dissect the conflict resolution, then use what they've...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan 7: The Elements of Story
Budding novelists work on character development by relating to the characters in their stories. They imagine their own hopes and dreams and recall those of characters from books they've read. Learners also consider struggles the...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Grade 3 Literacy in Science: Animal Adaptations
I've always feel that the best lessons or units are ones that employ multiple content areas as a way to foster a complete topical understanding. Third graders research and study animal adaptations and then use their findings to write...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Designed
Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative Writing: An Imagined Story Unit Introduction
Let's pretend! Ben Bova's short story "Moonwalk" is used as a mentor text in a unit that shows kids how to create their own imaginative narratives. A great resource that deserves a special place in your curriculum library.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Esperanza Rising Author: Inspiration and Point of View
Your reader/writers use digital resources to explore the life of an author and how she finds her purpose for writing. They also write a short narrative based on an interview or personal experience. They then collect pictures and...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts