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Story Elements: Making Judgments
In this making judgments reading worksheet, students read a story and answer 5 multiples choice questions where students are asked to make judgments about the characters and story plot.
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Points of View
Cinderella is a classic love story when Cinderella is the protagonist—but what happens if a stepsister tells the story? Focus on point of view with a lesson plan about fairy tales and story elements. After reading a few familiar fairy...
4th - 5th 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
Events That Support a Theme
Read the story Mufaro's Beautiful Daughter by John Steptoe to your class, then have them identify story events that support a given theme. They read Boundless Grace by Mary Hoffman and complete a worksheet in which they list examples of...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Noisy Nora, Studious Students: Story Elements
Alliterative adjective nicknames generate stories inspired by Rosemary Wells' book Noisy Nora (also a thematic complement to any class with children who make a ruckus to get attention). Class members explore basic story elements --...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Book Discussions in a Reading Partnership
Do you have a lot of different reading levels in your class? Pair kids up by level and have them choose a book to read independently. They will make predictions, ask questions, make connections, etc. Consider creating a general reading...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Technology for the Likes of Shakespeare and Poe
Grab a digital camera and your favorite story from Shakespeare or Poe. With those tools, your class will write an autobiographical story including sensory details, authors feelings, point of view, and dialogue. Learners will read, draft,...
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Weaving Picture Books into Narrative Writing
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. A fun and interactive activity about elements of a story prompts your class to use descriptive language as they analyze...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed