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Craft Stick Story Elements
Craft Stick Story Elements
Lesson Plan
Craft Stick Story Elements
This comprehensive overview of story elements will definitely leave students with a better understanding of author's purpose, character traits, sequence, and main idea. It features the acclaimed Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
History of Photography Timeline
History of Photography Timeline
Worksheet
History of Photography Timeline
Your 4th grader can learn about the history of photography and you can test his reading comprehension with this fun history timeline!
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Bill of Rights Bingo
Bill of Rights Bingo
Lesson Plan
Bill of Rights Bingo
In this civics lesson, your students will learn about the 10 amendments that make up the Bill of Rights.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Simple Fiction Summary
Simple Fiction Summary
Worksheet
Simple Fiction Summary
Students will use the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then structure to summarize a short fiction text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Happened to the Bunny?
What Happened to the Bunny?
Lesson Plan
What Happened to the Bunny?
Preschool students will love listening to this classic story about a missing toy! Can be used as a stand alone lesson to introduce elements of a story or as a support lesson for the **Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
I Can Retell a Story!
I Can Retell a Story!
Worksheet
I Can Retell a Story!
Use this worksheet as a way for students to practice retelling a familiar story using their own words and images.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Play It Again
Play It Again
Lesson Plan
Play It Again
Merging art, creativity, and literature, this lesson is sure to be a crowd favorite. Students will practice their puppetry as they create plays to retell stories in this drama-filled lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Lesson Plan
Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Capture the tip of the iceberg! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to summarize nonfiction texts by noting the “tip of the iceberg,” also known as the main idea. Students will identify and sequence them.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Predictions and Summarizing
Making Predictions and Summarizing
Lesson Plan
Making Predictions and Summarizing
Help your ELs use transition words as they make predictions and summarize a short fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Lesson Plan
Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Use this fun theatrical lesson plan to review or teach all about retelling a story with your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Practice writing nonfiction summaries as you read and learn about an interesting ocean creature.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Draw What Happened
Draw What Happened
Worksheet
Draw What Happened
Have your kindergarten students retell the story with pictures. This is a great activity to promote reading comprehension!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Presidential Pets
Presidential Pets
Lesson Plan
Presidential Pets
Holy cow! Did President George W. Bush really have a longhorn named Ofelia as a pet? Students learn about wacky White House pets in this fun research activity that includes “president interviews” and a pet choice writing page.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Four Friends
The Four Friends
Worksheet
The Four Friends
Read this sweet poem by A.A. Milne, then answer a few short reading comprehension questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Paragraph Frame: Summer Vacation
Paragraph Frame: Summer Vacation
Worksheet
Paragraph Frame: Summer Vacation
Help your students retell a simple fictional text using a paragraph frame for support! In this activity, students will read a short story about a family's camping trip and then summarize it by filling in the blanks.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Use this resource with your students to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts on the same topic. When integrating information from two texts on the same topic, your students’ knowledge will grow exponentially.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Retell It
Retell It
Worksheet
Retell It
Kids recall important details from a story in this listening comprehension worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Chapter Summaries
Chapter Summaries
Worksheet
Chapter Summaries
Tuck this chapter summary chart into reading workshop folders to help students keep track of longer chapter books. When they finish the book, have them look back at this to create a whole-book summary!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Topic Worksheet
Main Topic Worksheet
Worksheet
Main Topic Worksheet
Give your students a chance to strengthen their reading comprehension skills by identifying the main topic and supporting details in a nonfiction text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing a Fiction Summary: The Wind in the Willows
Writing a Fiction Summary: The Wind in the Willows
Worksheet
Writing a Fiction Summary: The Wind in the Willows
Learn a fun reading strategy and practice writing fiction summaries using a classic text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Wheels of the Story Go Round and Round
The Wheels of the Story Go Round and Round
Lesson Plan
The Wheels of the Story Go Round and Round
Every storyteller needs to understand beginning, middle, and end. The same goes for young readers. Help your students grasp the concept of story sections with this hands-on sequencing lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
My Reading Reflection Journal
My Reading Reflection Journal
Worksheet
My Reading Reflection Journal
This open-ended reading reflection journal helps students to think about the books they've read.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Explorer Letters
Explorer Letters
Lesson Plan
Explorer Letters
Step into the shoes of an explorer. Students will learn more about the lives and accomplishments of important explorers, and they'll demonstrate their knowledge through a creative writing assignment.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Mixed Up Fairy Tales
Mixed Up Fairy Tales
Lesson Plan
Mixed Up Fairy Tales
Put your students' imaginations to the test with this lesson on storytelling and creative writing. After reading some classic fairy tales, students will create their own using printed figures.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Simple Summary Reading Log
Simple Summary Reading Log
Worksheet
Simple Summary Reading Log
Use this half-sheet graphic reading log to help students write simple summaries.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet