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Identifying Story ElementsLesson Planet
K - 1st CCSS: Designed
Help your class identify story elements. They will discuss character, setting, problem, and solution after reading a story. A graphic organizer will help them to identify various elements with guided practice and independent practice...
Story Elements that Support the ThemeLesson Planet
2nd - 4th CCSS: Designed
Three great graphic organizers guide readers to see how the elements of plot and main idea can be charted to reveal the theme of a story. Model the process on the provided Direct Teaching Teacher Graphic Organizer using Aesop’s The...
Knights of the Round Table adapted by Gwen RossLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Everyone loves the tales involving King Arthur and his knights. After reading Knights of the Round Table by Gwen Gross, learners draw inferences and conclusions, analyze story elements, and discuss figurative language, including...
Exploring Contrasting Story Elements Through Tapestry and PoetryLesson Planet
5th - 9th
Young thinkers view two narrative art tapestries and study the images included that tell a story about the Roman Emperor Constantine. As they examine the details of the tapestries, pupils use a Venn Diagram to record the similarities and...
Noisy Nora, Studious Students: Story ElementsLesson Planet
3rd - 5th
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 --...
Composing and Illustrating Homeric SimilesLesson Planet
9th CCSS: Adaptable
If you're beginning The Odyssey and would like to address figurative language and basic story elements, this resource could be useful. Over the course of two days, class members identify the main events, explore characters, identify...
Interpreting Characters, Setting, Plot, and Theme - The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory DisasterLesson Planet
6th - 9th
Examine story development and historical disaster with your class. Learners view a video depicting the incidents surrounding The Triangle Shirtwaist Disaster. They use graphic organizers and the Internet to gather enough information to...