Sharing a Story
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Students watch 3 videos and answer comprehension questions about them. In this videos lesson plan, students watch videos on the Olympics, National Hunting and Fishing Day, and Lake Powell and answer questions about the videos.
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Grab a Story and Go!
Multiple heads are better than one! Learners pair up to write short stories that have three solid paragraphs: the introduction, body, and conclusion. To keep all learners on track, the teacher times each segment. Consider including time...
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Spin-a-Story: Writing Prompts Chart
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Use Transition Words, Clauses, and Phrases to Convey Sequence in a Story
Narrative writing should flow in a natural and logical way. The video provides a model of how to revise a draft to include transition words and phrases. The narrator focuses in on a short passage in her response to "A Pair of Silk...
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Analyze the Structure of a Story Using a Story Mountain
Perhaps the most helpful video in a series about "Saved by a Seal," a four-minute lesson guides middle schoolers through creating a story mountain to plot the elements of a short story. The strategies in the video would be beneficial to...
4 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Determine the Theme of a Story and Analyze its Development
When bringing a study of a work of literature to a close, analysis of the theme can be particularly powerful. The narrator models a close reading of three passages that lead to the development of the big idea, focusing on the common...
8 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed