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346 resources with the concept story elements

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Vote for Grace!

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Boost reading comprehension skills with a activity designed around the story, Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio. A KWL chart introduces the story's topic—running for president—followed by a read-aloud. The class analyzes the main...
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Flat Stanley–Flat ME!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After reading Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown, scholars test their comprehension by answering questions about the story's beginning, middle, and end. Participants craft a flat replica of themselves then compose a story where they are mailed...
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Reading Comprehension Learning Centers

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
There are many ways to read a book. A literacy lesson plan groups learners into five centers, including story questions, plot maps, event sequencing, and character profiles, to deepen their understanding of a selected book or story.
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Esperanza's Journal

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
What would Esperanza do? Language arts students apply their knowledge of Esperanza's character from Pam Muñoz Ryan's novel Esperanza Rising to write a journal entry from her perspective.
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Narrative Text Structure

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Thirteen activities work alongside a narrative text of your choice. With reading comprehension at its focus, readers complete worksheets covering character descriptions, similarities, and differences between characters, the sequence of...
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The Jungle Book

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Accompany a viewing of Disney's live-action feature film, The Jungle Book, with a packet equipped with several activities focused on story elements. Scholars discuss and complete diagrams and charts about the movie's characters, setting,...
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Plot — 3rd or 4th Grade

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
After reading a version of "The Tortoise and the Hare," scholars complete a plot diagram. They pinpoint the tale's beginning, rising action, climax, falling action, and ending. 
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Literary Devices, Techniques, and Elements

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What's the difference between a speaker and an author? What's an example of anthropomorphism? Clarify the meanings of literary devices, elements, and techniques with a comprehensive glossary of terms.
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A Glossary of Literary Terms

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
If you're tired of defining allusion, onomatopoeia, and satire for your language arts students, hand out a complete list of literary devices to keep the terms straight. Each term includes a definition that is easy to understand and...
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Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Take an in-depth look into Beverly Cleary's story, Ralph S. Mouse, with a 10-question worksheet that focuses on story elements. Scholars describe the main character, point of view, conflict resolution, and more! Then, conclude with a...
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SWBST and Plot Structure

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Someone wanted something...but then what? Use the helpful Someone Wanted But So Then (SWBST) strategy to map out a short story or novel based on plot structure and elements of literature.
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Summary Writing

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Nineteen stylish worksheets offer lesson ideas and practice opportunities designed to reinforce summary skills. Scholars recall events over the weekend as well as favorite books—main characters, problems, solutions, the beginning,...
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Tell Us a Tale: Teaching Students to Be Storytellers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Encourage scholars to retell their favorite short story or folktale, adding personal details to make it their own. After reading their book of choice several times, story tellers retell a tale verbally to their classmates. 
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Summarizing

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Scholars draft a summary using a graphic organizer featuring a story's characters, setting, main events, conflict, and resolution. 
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March Writing

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
How do you catch a leprechaun? Let your writers decide with a resource that has them thinking about story elements and writing creatively. Learners plan their writing in two graphic organizers—one with setting, characters, problem, and...
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Literacy Dice

For Students K - 4th Standards
Reinforce literacy skills using a six-sided die that focuses on phonics and story starters. Scholars roll, and show what they know about blends, plots, and more! 
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Personal Narrative: Tell Your Story

For Students K - 6th Standards
Begin the writing process with a versatile graphic organizer. The instructional tool highlights a personal narrative's main event, setting, characters, beginning, details, and end. 
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Personal Narrative: My Small Moment Topic

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Scholars plan out a personal narrative using a graphic organizer. They work on highlighting a story's setting, characters, feelings, details, the beginning, ending, and a hook. 
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From "First Crossing"

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young scholars look closely at four tales taken from the collection of short stories, First Crossing edited by Donald R. Galloby. While examining the life of four teenagers and the lives they lead as U.S. immigrants, your enthusiastic...
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Esperanza Rising

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Accompany a reading of the novel, Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan, with a series of lessons that dive deep into the literary world of a young girl and the journey she takes to start a new life. Lessons and their...
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Book Review Writing: a Guide for Young Reviewers

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Encourage scholars to share their love of reading with informative and engaging book reviews. Here, you'll find a series of guides that walk learners through the review writing process. Included in the collection is information about...
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Close Reading: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

For Teachers 1st Standards
Three readings make up a close reading lesson showcasing Mem Fox's picture book, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. After each reading, take part in a different activity designed to support comprehension and answer the question, What is...
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Characters and Setting Song

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Put a reggae spin on literature instruction with a music video detailing what characters are, and what a setting is. In addition to the concept's definitions, the video displays an excerpt that showcases how to identify the characters...
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George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
A solid, straightforward book report form is an excellent addition to your literature unit. Class members note the main characters, point of view, plot elements, and other important details from a story, adding their favorite part from...