Setting the Scene
In this writing worksheet, learners investigate the use of adjectives, similes and metaphors to describe the setting of a story. Students choose a setting, then use these tools to create vivid images as they describe it.
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 11: Setting
Encourage your learners to examine the setting in Theodore Taylor's The Cay. Pupils work in small groups to put together a description of the setting before reading two more chapters of the book. They use their double-entry journals to...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Core Analysis Frame: Fiction
Dig into any piece of fiction with a series of analysis questions. There are two levels of questions provided: basic and in-depth. The basic questions can be copied double-sided onto a single piece of paper, while the in-depth questions...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Days 8 and 9
How does an author's choice of artistic medium influence an audience? What about how an author chooses to transform original source material? These are the questions class members grapple with as they compare scenes from episode IV...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Building Background Knowledge: Learning About the Historical and Geographical Setting of Esperanza Rising (Chapter 1: “Aguascalientes, Mexico, 1924”)
Set up your class to read Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, through a class read-aloud and exploration of the setting. The detailed instructional activity outlines each step. First, class members read over the first few pages and...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A New Character in the Novel - Because of Winn-Dixie
Focusing on Because of Winn Dixie by Donna Shelton, learners identify the importance of the setting in a story. First, they list where events occurred in the story, describing the setting. Then, they create a setting using KidPix....
5th English Language Arts