Story Creation Magic: Character, Setting, Plot
Learners review the terms plot, setting, and characters and examine how all of these elements are needed to make a story. They are given parts of stories and they try to identify all of those parts of the story.
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Settings that Reinforce Characters
A vivid setting can bring a story to life. Challenge your writers to dive into this element as they complete worksheets in preparation for their first draft. This packet starts by giving an example of a description that simply tells who...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
Explore the beauty of Eric Carle's art and stories with an enchanting set of lessons. Featuring Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? as well as Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the resource provides...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Dr. Seuss Story Map
Guide young readers through their first book report with a story map designed for a Dr. Seuss book. After your class finishes their story of choice, they list the title, characters, conflict, and other elements of literature on the book...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mini-Lesson Planning for Inferences
Making inferences and drawing conclusions is a key component to successful active reading. Encourage your class to use context clues and prior knowledge to infer different elements of a story, including the setting, plot, and character...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Outline Your Plot
Prepare for a wild ride on the plot roller coaster! Budding authors outline their novel plots through this set of visual and entertaining worksheets. They follow the story of Boris the Unicorn, which demonstrates the various stages of a...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Magic Square Vocabulary
After reading chapter one of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, take part in a magic square vocabulary activity in which scholars match the term with its definition and insert its corresponding number in to the magic square...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Story Creation Magic: Character, Setting, and Plot
Students learn about character, setting, and plot as the teacher demonstrates how the process of writing a story is like magic. To spark students' creativity and imagination the teacher pulls pictures out of a hat. The teacher then reads...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
Character and Situation
Delve into narrative writing that puts choice in the hands of the writers. Kids pick their own characters, emotions, items, and places from a list and tie them together in the exposition. Several questions help guide the writers toward...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable