Students read a book or a story and write down on paper strips the name of the book, main events, the plot, etc. They construct a paper chain with the paper strips and present their chain to the class.
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ELD Lesson Plan: One Land, Many Trails
Explore the Wild West with this instructional activity, which accompanies four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("A Boy Called Slow," "Pioneer Girl," "Black Cowboy, Wild Horses," and "Elena"). Learners practice making applications to the text,...
5th English Language Arts
Reading Comprehension Sequence Chain
Follow any story and record each step on the graphic organizer provided here. There are lines to record the title, author, and illustrator, boxes where pupils can fill in character and setting, and six boxes in which learners can note...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts
Using Plot Elements to Retell a Story
The stories in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street form the basis for a lesson on plot elements. The class examines introduction, sequence, problem, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution and identifies these...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Where Do I Begin?
Writers learn how to create an interesting beginning for their own personal narrative. They participate in a teacher guided mini-lesson about how to begin a story. They work through guided practice and finally write three beginnings to a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Expand sentences into action chains. Divide the class into small groups giving each group a sentence with an action on it. The group's task is to add two more actions that fit with the original action in order to make an action chain! A...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed