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Elements of a Story
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Elements of a Story
In this interactive lesson, your students will learn to identify four elements of a fictional story: characters, setting, problem, and solution.
Math
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Making Predictions Lesson
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Making Predictions Lesson
This lesson thoughtfully scaffolds the reading skill of predicting. Students are introduced to the concept and get to practice making predictions. They will apply what they have learned during a focused independent reading activity.
Math
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This lesson helps students learn about asking and answering questions about a text. It also exposes them to valuable lessons about trying to figure out their dreams and not giving up along the way.
Math
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Simple Summaries
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Simple Summaries
Keep it simple! Teach your students to write a summary using the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then frame for analyzing a story.
Math
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Compare and Contrast Short Stories
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Compare and Contrast Short Stories
By fourth grade, most students are familiar with story elements such as setting, characters, and plot. In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the elements in two stories with similar themes.
Math
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Super Sequencing!
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Super Sequencing!
Teach your students about sequencing with this creative language arts lesson. After putting events in order and drawing their own stories, kids will be pros at using the words "first," "next," "then," and "last."
Math
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Read and Retell a Classic Story
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Read and Retell a Classic Story
Math
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Tell Me More: Characters, Settings, and Events
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Tell Me More: Characters, Settings, and Events
Characters, settings, and events, oh my! In this lesson, students will dig deeper into each of these components and learn to provide specific details from their texts.
Math
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Questions for Comprehension
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Questions for Comprehension
Good readers ask questions before, during, and after reading. This lesson, which incorporates two wonderful activities and some practice with the 5 Ws, is sure to get your students ready to dive into literature.
Kindergarten
Math
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Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
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Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
Nourish your child's inner writer with this lesson on three different forms of literature: poetry, prose, and drama. After going through some examples of each, students will demonstrate their knowledge by filling out bubble maps.
Math
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Help your students understand what cause and effect looks like in everyday situations! This hands-on, engaging lesson plan allows students to examine cause and effect in their own lives as well as fictional text!
Math
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Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
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Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
Do you have students who are constantly asking what, who, where, why, how, and when? It's your turn to ask now! Have them read various stories and ask them to answer these questions in this lesson.
Math
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Elements of Poetry
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Elements of Poetry
Introduce your students to some of the major structural elements of poetry in this comprehensive lesson.
Math
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Finding the Moral
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Finding the Moral
In this lesson your students will find and examine the morals in the classic folktales of "Stone Soup" and "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
Math
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Identifying Character Traits
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Identifying Character Traits
What's your "it"? This lesson incorporates Tony Dungy's You Can Do It! into some hands-on activities that help students learn about different character traits.
Math
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In this lesson, students will practice "reading" pictures. They will look at the details in pictures in order to make predictions about what happens in a text. This lesson can be used alone or with the Predicting Pictures lesson plan.
Math
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Get your students’ creative juices flowing with this fun creative writing lesson! Students will read a fun story and then write their own ending.
Math
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Get your preschoolers ready for reading by practicing story sequencing. Testing their knowledge of how things are ordered will help them improve their reading comprehension skills.
Preschool
Math
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Sequencing the Order of Events
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Sequencing the Order of Events
The sequence of events help readers recount the most important parts of the story in order. Use this lesson with your students to read fables and a classic picture book as you practice recounting the sequence of events.
Math
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How to Analyze a Character
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How to Analyze a Character
Your students become masters at character analysis as they learn how to describe fictional characters by identifying traits and providing concrete evidence to support their thinking.
Math
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Identifying Parts of a Book
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Identifying Parts of a Book
Let your students learn more about books with this lesson that helps them learn to identify key parts of a physical book. This information will have them well prepared for research projects later on.
Kindergarten
Math
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Teach your students about text clues that will help them read with expression. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Reader's Theater: Read the Script* lesson.
Math
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Get Clued In to Context Clues
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Get Clued In to Context Clues
Context clues are a powerful tool for all readers! Use this lesson to teach your students how to utilize context clues to determine the meanings of unknown words.
Math
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We’ve Got a Problem!
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We’ve Got a Problem!
What’s the problem? Teach your students to identify the problem and solution in a piece of fiction.