Story Structure Teacher Resources

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Story Structure Slide Show

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Analyzing the sequence of actions in dramatic stories leads to deeper comprehension of story structure. The class identifies the main actions in each section of a story and develops frozen tableau's for the identified actions of the...
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Under Construction

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young readers examine the elements of story structure that are included in all stories. They include these elements in their own written pieces. This phenomenally-designed plan has everything you need to easily implement it in your...
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Story Structures Help Comprehension

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students examine story structure and determine how to ask questions to improve reading comprehension. They read an article and practice answering questions in a teacher lead lesson before completing the task independently. Next they make...
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When I Was Puerto Rican: Story Structure Analysis

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If you're working on a unit about When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago, use these notes to guide your instruction. It lists the key characters, prominent literary themes, chain of events in the plot, and other elements from the...
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Analyzing Story Structure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore language arts by completing a graphic organizer in class. In this story structure lesson, students read the poem "Sick" by Shel Silverstein and discuss the different elements in the piece which make it an effective poem....
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Just the Facts, Ma'am

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Elementary learners identify the main elements of story structure and form questions to summarize their reading. They listen as the teacher reads a story and then write questions to determine (1) main characters, (2) setting, (3)...
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Story Structure: Sequence of Events

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young writers explore sequence of events in this guided practice activity. Based on a reading of "My Trip to Lyme Park," they discuss sequence words and develop the story of a trip to the park using first, then, and next.
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Six Traits of Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Middle schoolers identify writing techniques in example stories with this story structure instructional activity. After reading the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, they find the differences between it and the original...
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An Onomatopoetic Field Trip

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Using Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root as a model, guide your primary readers through the writing process (with an emphasis on story structure) to craft an imaginary field trip story rich in onomatopoeia. Links to student models,...
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New Ways

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Help your learners analyze story structure in chapters 1-6 of Dawn McMillan's book New Ways. Take a look at the cover, talk about new terms, and discuss the plot together. The second day continues with more questions and vocabulary. This...
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Ramona Quimby Age 8

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Explore story structure by reading a classic children's book. In this character study lesson plan, youngsters read the book Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and discuss themes, settings and characters in the book. They answer study questions and...
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Annie and the Wild Animals

For Teachers K - 2nd
Here is a reading comprehension lesson in which learners predict the story plot of Annie and the Wild Animals, by Jan Brett, after viewing the cover. They listen to the story, and answer story structure questions during and after the...
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Story Retelling

For Teachers K
Students explore storytelling by participating in an image analysis activity. In this story structure lesson, students read the book Cookie's Week by Tomie dePaola and retell the story to their teacher in sequential order. Students...
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Every Picture Tells a Story

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore story structure. In this literacy and story structure lesson, students listen to picture books and illustrate a favorite part of the story. Students share their pictures and place them in sequential order on a bulletin...
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Creating a Story that "Stacks" on Itself and Repeats a Catch Phrase

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore language arts by reading a classic children's story in class. In this story structure lesson, students read the Judith Viorst book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Students discuss the...
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Identifying Problems and Solutions in the Story

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Learners explore story structure. In this Groundhog's Day story structure literacy lesson, students listen to the story Groundhog Stays Up Late by Margery Cuyler, then pause half way through the story to identify the problem and...
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Predicting a Solution to a Problem

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Students explore story structure. In this story structure literacy lesson, students listen to the story Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges, stopping at points to identify a problem and predict possible solutions which are then written on...
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The Lost Mother

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students research language arts by analyzing a children's story in class. In this story structure lesson plan, students read the book The Lost Mother and identify the main characters, their conflict and the resolution. Students define a...
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Mensa for Kids: Storytelling

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore language arts by creating their own stories. For this story structure lesson, 2nd graders discuss the effective techniques used to share stories with others as well as what it takes to keep a story interesting....
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Story Summaries; The Three Little Pigs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore language arts by completing a graphic organizer in class. In this story structure lesson, students read the classic tale "The Three Little Pigs" and discuss the main characters, conflict and setting. Students complete a...
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Retell the "Tail" of the Tale

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars explore story structure. In this multicultural literacy lesson, students discuss common elements of folk tales and then listen to the story Tiger and the Big Wind: A Tale from Africa. Young scholars identify the problem...
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We can Comprehend What we Read

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students examine the structure of stories in order to increase their reading comprehension. They look at the purpose of the beginning, the main characters, the goal or problem, and the resolution as the story structure. As they read two...
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Do You Know Your Story Grammar?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners are introduced to the concept of story structure as a way to aid in reading comprehension. They identify the main parts of the story as they read. Students create a story map of the main plot points of their reading.
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We’re a Family: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers K Standards
Teach your English language learners how to talk about their families with three weeks of lessons. Over the course of the thematic unit, learners pick up new vocabulary so that they can talk about families and relationships, clothing,...