Story Setting and Main Characters
Young scholars describe the main story settings, events, and main characters. They explore how story book language works and how it is used. Students use formal elements when re-telling the stories.
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Make Up Your Story
Putting together an interesting story can be hard, but this set of worksheets will guide your writers into the depths of their own creativity as they characterize both their main character and villain. Using humor to keep learners...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Lesson Plan 4: Creating Main Characters
Creating a good main character is a must when writing a creative narrative or novel. Elementary aged writers create main characters for the novel they are writing. They first use themselves as a models, then create a character as a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Identifying the Main Idea in Fiction
Discovering the main idea in fiction is like uncovering buried treasure; one must persevere to locate it, and the reward is priceless. Scholars delve deep into leveled stories using three questions to aid in identifying the main idea.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Two Stories
Compare new and old versions of the classic story Alice in Wonderland in this comprehensive worksheet packet. Learners read an excerpt from the original, answering several analysis questions. They do the same for a more modern version,...
4th - 6th 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
Short Story Planning Guide
A short story is only as strong as its characters, development, and conflicts. Encourage the young authors in your class to plan their stories based on the elements of narrative writing, all provided in brainstorming graphic organizers.
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Developing the Beginning, Middle and End of a Story
Third graders develop writing skills. In this beginning, middle and end of a story lesson, 3rd graders understand how the sequence of events develops the story. Students work in small groups and act out parts of a story they write....
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
"The Kid in the Red Jacket": Book Activities
Learning stations aren't just for little ones; middle schoolers can have fun while learning about the main character in the book, The Kid in the Red Jacket. Outlined are three different activities that are completed as each small group...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable