Narrative Elements Teacher Resources

Setting, character, plot. They're all related to narratives, just like the resources provided here.
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Google Search Story

For Teachers 6th
After searching Google for YouTube videos, pupils will create a Google Search Story. The process of creating these stories will provide practice using narrative elements such as, plot, characters, setting, and conflict. Note: Resource...
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Telling Stories: Symbols of a Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art and literature can go hand in hand, they both are used to express elements of the self in a creative and interesting way. Budding story tellers interpret and analyze the narrative elements they find in a work of art. They focus on...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 4

For Teachers 11th Standards
The intricate craft of narrative writing can make a happy story feel exuberant, or it can make a sad story feel devastating. With 42 extensive lessons that include poignant discussion questions, standards-aligned self-reflections,...
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"Casey at the Bat" and narrative poems

For Teachers 5th Standards
Click on the blue audio link to hear a reading of the narrative poem, "Casey at the Bat." Then work through vocabulary that will help your class determine the all the parts of a narrative. A comprehension quiz, discussion questions, and...
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The World Around Me

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Combining visual and language arts, here is a resource that prompts middle schoolers to write stories based on pictures of their surroundings. They use digital cameras to take pictures of favorite areas in the school. Next, they choose...
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Song of the Trees by Mildred Taylor

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Explore the literary elements of Mildred Taylor's Song of the Trees with this beautiful Prezi presentation. Focusing on the story's characters, setting, and major plot points, young readers are provided with a complete summary of this...
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Narrative Story Elements Matrix

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Readers use a story elements matrix to identify the title, setting, characters, point of view, problem, and solution in four narratives. The template could be used to prepare for a compare/contrast exercise.
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Understanding a Narrative: The True Story of Balto

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Strong comprehension questions and a list of initiating events that drive the plot make this resource worth a try in your classroom. Intended for use with tools specific to the mindwing concepts reading strategy system, the outline...
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Symbols of a Life

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students identify the narrative elements in a work of art and write their own narrative. For this narrative and symbolism lesson, students interpret narratives depicted in the given works of art and write a biographical narrative about a...
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Witness to a Brawl

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Using The Musicians' Brawl, middle schoolers first impressions and the effect the title has on a piece of work. Then they analyze the narrative elements to art and write a newspaper article for the painting. For this narrative art...
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Telling Stories: Witness to a Brawl

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine Georges de la Tour's, The Musicians' Brawl and discuss the narrative elements of the painting. They write an newspaper article of what they believe they are witnessing in the painting.
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Launching Writing Workshop Unit Introduction

For Teachers 4th Standards
Launch a year-long writing program with a narrative writing unit that introduces young writers to the systems, routines, and procedures of the writing workshop.
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: What Is a Movie?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Watching is not the same as seeing. Transform viewers from passive watchers to active students of film with this 34-page packet, filled with lessons and activities that use Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to examine the technology, the...
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The Concept of Identity Lesson 9: Unit Culmination - Mock Hearing

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Who is to blame for Finny's death? To conclude their study of A Separate Peace, class members stage a mock hearing into the death of Finny. Each witness must craft a logical argument, supported with evidence from the text, to support...
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Telling Stories in Art: Symbols of a Life

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Through a series of activities, learners are exposed to how artists use symbolic imagery to create the narrative of a subject’s life. They study The Birth of Alexander and some manuscripts kept at J. Paul Getty Museum. They then draft...
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Evaluating Films and TV Shows

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Moviegoers love discussing the latest film, but when writing a movie review, those opinions need to be based on specific criteria. High schoolers examine the narrative structure, plot elements, and production techniques of their chosen...
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Activity I: Exploring Theme

For Teachers 9th - 12th
All stories contain themes. Examine the theme of an assigned story (the instructional activity suggests To Kill a Mockingbird). Your class can either read a story or watch a DVD to analyze the main theme of the story. They identify terms...
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Summarize

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
One way to demonstrate understanding of a text is to write a summary. Provide support for your learners as they compose summary by using one or more of these graphic organizers and handouts. There are nine different worksheets here that...
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Where the Red Ferns

For Teachers 5th
Where the Red Fern Grows provides the text for a study of the literary elements of plot, character, and setting. Discussion questions and vocabulary lists are referenced but not included.
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Elmer by David McKee

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore individual differences. In this literacy and self-esteem lesson, students listen to the story Elmo by David McKee, then describe what characteristics make Elmo special. Students complete a T chart showing how Elmo looked...
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Special Sunflowers

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners view a picture of Van Gogh's Sunflowers. In this caring and kindness lesson students read Camille and the Sunflower and explore the feelings of the characters. Learners complete worksheets related to Camille's feelings in the book.
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Every Picture Tells a Story

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Why is Mona Lisa smiling? What is the thinker thinking about? What lurks in the Hall of the Mountain King? Writers imagine the before, during, and after the moment captured in a work of art.
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To Kill a Mockingbird: What Is a Movie?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
The challenge film makers face when creating a film based on a novel or nonfiction text is the focus of a interdisciplinary resource that uses To Kill a Mockingbird to teach viewers how to read the visual images of film. A must-have...
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The Truth About Plot - What A Story!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the elements of short story to enhance their reading comprehension. They study the vocabulary of narrative structure, and compare and contrast the antagonist and protagonist in a story.
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Greek Origins and Character Development

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine words of Greek origin and discuss character development in fiction. They read a list of Greek word parts and create words on a worksheet. Students then read and discuss an informational handout about character...
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Life Cycle of The Butterfly

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate the life cycle of the butterfly. In this butterfly lesson, students recall facts from a read-aloud and illustrate the life stages of the butterfly.
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Salt in His Shoes

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Second and third graders review vocabulary for Salt in his Shoes and answer "Before, During and After questions about the story. In this language arts lesson, pupils write a story with a similar theme; a story about something they would...
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The Necklace Of Teeth Comic Strip

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars create a comic strip which identifies the major events in a story of the teacher's choosing in this upper-elementary classroom language arts lesson. The lesson is highly adaptable and can be used in another content area...
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Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Pets are like family! Youngsters explore the death of a pet. In this read aloud bibliotherapeutic instructional activity, they listen to the book Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant. They make self to text connections and share experiences they...
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Creating Scrolls Based on the illustrated TALE OF GENJI

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify formal elements that characterize the scroll, work in a variety of media, from traditional to digital, to create their own scrolls, work into digital printout with at least two media, and engage in meaningful critiques...
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Snowmen at Christmas

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students access prior knowledge of the symbols of the Christmas season and record in a graphic organizer.  In this Snowmen at Christmas lesson, students make predictions about the elements of the story. Students post their predictions on...
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Transforming Negatives to Positives

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars write diamonte poems that correspond to the double-exposed photograph they created.  In this poetry and multimedia artwork lesson, students use the photographic process to create a double-exposed photo then create a...
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Double Exposed Photographs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars create double-exposed photographs, poetry, and multimedia presentations. In this artwork lesson plan, students explore cameras, poems, and other art forms to understand line, light, and other attributes that contribute to...
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Journal Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students gain a better understanding of good journal writing. They examine how there are two types of journals - personal and public, yet each serves to describe the writers feelings and experiences about a given event.
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Daisy Comes Home

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students read the story Daisy Comes Home and complete discussions questions as they read the story. In this comprehension lesson plan, students also write their own story with a beginning, middle, and end.
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An American Ballad - Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to and analyze the ballad "American Pie." They utilize a worksheet imbedded in this plan. They circle the appropriate descriptive words of the song's medium form, melody, tempo and dynamics, and style.
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Life Cycle of the Butterfly

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study the life cycle of a butterfly by completing several experimental activities. In this butterfly life cycle lesson, students study the life cycle and anatomy of a butterfly. Students create short videos with a digital camera...
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The Stray Dog

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students make predictions about setting and characters based on the book cover. In this language arts lesson, students complete a lists of items for setting, characters and events as they read. Students complete beginning, middle and end...
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Unique Differences

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students list characteristics that make someone special. In this early literature analysis lesson, students read Elmer by David McKee and discuss Elmer as a character and how what they read applies to their life.
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Transforming Negatives to Positives

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create double-exposed photographs, poetry, and multimedia presentations to celebrate their Open Court "City Wildlife" unit.