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Comic Book Characters

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore gender stereotypes by analyzing how male and female characters are depicted in comic books. Using the provided Comic Book Analysis sheet, students record the attributes of male and female comic book characters. Then the whole...
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Literature Land Theme Park!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers, in groups, research the setting, food, and entertainment of a selection of literature. They design costumes, menus, and theme parks from the piece of literature as well. Then they present their projects to the class after...
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Marking Time

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Two narrative excerpts tell the same story from different points of view. In the first excerpt (first person), sequencing words and phrases are bolded and learners write down what the bold type does. The second excerpt is in third...
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The Workshop

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Kids take a critical look at each other's work in order to understand the editing process while providing constructive suggestions. This handout really sets learners up to successfully offer constructive critique to their peers. Helpful...
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AWARD CERTIFICATE FOR A CHARACTER

For Teachers K - 1st
Connect to real-world experiences by having your primary learners create an award certificate based upon literal and inferential information from a story. They present the award to a character from a story and explain the criteria used....
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Noisy Nora, Studious Students: Story Elements

For Teachers 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 --...
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A Boxful of Character

For Teachers 5th - 12th
I can't wait to try this activity with my class. It's versatile and could be modified to fit any character analysis lesson. To analyze characters thoroughly, learners create life boxes. Each box will pertain to a character from any...
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Wuthering Heights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Review plot, theme, and major characters in the book Wuthering Heights. Working in groups, the class examines themes, the significance of setting, and summarizes the novel. They work to answer a series of critical-thinking questions and...
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Genre: Short Story

For Teachers 6th Standards
Discover the genre of short stories with sixth graders. They discuss the characteristics of short stories from the book America Street. Then, they compare and contrast movies and television shows and chart story characteristics. Various...
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Story Telling through Photography

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Use this writing and photography lesson plan in your descriptive writing unit. Elementary and middle schoolers write and create a story line incorporating photos from Inspiration or their own personal photos. They experiment with...
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Theatrical Economics

For Teachers K - 3rd
Read then role-play the characters from story of If You Give A Pig a Pancake. Young actors use improvisation and characterization to create the characters from the story. They will also write and role play original version of the story...
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The Call of the Wild: Characters

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Cover the canine characters in The Call of the Wild through discussion and writing. Small groups complete a jigsaw-style activity, with each group focusing on one dog and using textual evidence to back up their ideas. Next, individuals...
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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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The Outsiders Project Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Hand out these project ideas when working with The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Pupils can choose from six different options or propose their own. The idea is that they will complete more than one project to meet the point requirement. The...
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Core Analysis Frame: Fiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Dig into any piece of fiction with a series of analysis questions. There are two levels of questions provided: basic and in-depth. The basic questions can be copied double-sided onto a single piece of paper, while the in-depth questions...
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Inn of Lost Time Graphic Organizer

For Students 6th - 8th
The short story "The Inn of Lost Time" includes stories within a story, a concept clearly illustrated on this graphic organizer. The frame story quite literally surrounds the other stories on the page. Pupils fill in information from the...
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Parts of a Narrative Poster Series

For Teachers K - 5th
Your classroom won't be complete without a set of posters that can help learners hone in on the parts of a narrative story. Each of the six printable images is in full color and come with a definition and images that learners can use to...
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Mirror, Mirror: Parallel Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird

For Students 7th - 9th
Readers of To Kill A Mockingbird are asked to match characters from Harper Lee's novel that closely resemble one another. In addition, they identify the traits the two characters have in common. A great way to chart mirror characters....
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De-Mystifying Poetry: Understanding Narrative Poetry

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore narrative poetry. They analyze sections of a poem and present to groups. They compose their own narrative poems using pictures as prompts. They exchange their poems and analyze their classmate's poem.
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Out of the Dust: Background notes about the novel, The Great Depression, and The Dust Bowl

For Teachers 5th - 7th
If your class is reading the historical fiction novel, Out of the Dust, then you are in luck. Here are a few slides that will help you provide historical context for the book, as well as define main characters, setting, symbolism, and...
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Chicken Story Pyramid

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore the elements of fictional text. For this story elements lesson, students read Chicken Said "Cluck" and create a pyramid of story elements identified in class. Students then read a nonfiction text about chickens and...
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Different Strokes For Different Folktales

For Teachers K - 1st
Young readers use graphic organizers, such as Venn diagrams and story maps, to analyze a variety of folktales and the elements of a story. They use writing, sequencing activities, and creative art to identify the morals learned from a...
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The End

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Kids love to write fantastic and suspenseful stories, but they can sometimes get out of hand and confusing. To clear up all the clutter, they read a wonderful fictitious white-knuckle story and use it as a model for their own tales of...
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Pumpkin and Ghost Garland

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Reading scary stories on Halloween is frightfully good fun! As elementary learners read several stories for the holiday, they choose a favorite and create a decorative garland representing the characters and setting elements found in the...
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Chatty Cherry Stories

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young artists will respond to reading children's literature, by engaging in original storytelling and representing their own images through the visual arts. Then they orally describe details of people, places, and things in their stories...
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Story Map Graphic Organizer

For Students 6th - 9th
Pair this story map with any short story of your choice. The reader studies the characters, setting, conflict, and the story's major events. Or, provide this sheet for your budding writers to create their own stories. A clear graphic...
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My Favorite Story

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners discuss their favorite book. In this book discussion lesson, students name the title and tell what makes the book special. Learners also review the setting, plot, conflict, and resolution. Students make a book that tells all of...
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Stories That Sparkle

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Picture books provide the impetus for a study of how authors make plots seem real and characters interesting. After reading several books, class members list the techniques the authors used to enliven their stories and then craft their...
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Twain's Use of Descriptive Settings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Offer your class methods for understanding and creating setting in a written work. Much of the focus here is on fluency, so class members spend a good amount of time simply writing about places that are significant to them, and...
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Standards Focus: Theme

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore chapter nine of Tuck Everlasting with this two-page worksheet. Learners analyze six quotes from the text and identify the main idea of the novel. The focus of this worksheet is to explore theme in the text and how specific...
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What Makes a Novel a Novel?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
They always say to write what you know. This approach is used to get middle schoolers prepared to write novels of their own. Using a favorite book as a model, potential novelists respond to prompts that ask about characters, plot, main...
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Interpreting Perspective

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Work on characterization with a narrative writing lesson, in which middle schoolers interpret a character's perspective. They discuss family traditions and examine how culture can influence a character's perspective. Next, they read...
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The Effects of Character Decisions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Learners explore characters' decisions. They play a card game in which they match a decision card with a direct effect card. Then they examine characters from The Wizard of Oz, record important decisions that they make on index cards,...
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Picturing the Story

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Practice story analysis in a narrative writing activity. Elementary and middle schoolers analyze a movie's characters, setting, dialogue, and theme. They use these elements and analysis to create a new story about the characters. A great...
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Creating Interesting Characters

For Teachers 7th - 9th
What makes a story interesting? Complex characters! As part of a series of worksheets that prepares middle schoolers to write their own novel, the exercises included explain the role of the protagonist, the antagonist, and the supporting...
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Elements of Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Before class members delve into writing their own fictional stories, offer this noteworthy presentation about the elements of fiction. Students examine author's purpose, setting, characters, plot, point of view, symbolism, style, theme,...
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Come Fly with Me . . . Open a Book: Travels through Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This detailed overview of a curriculum unit suggests using travel literature to engage and stimulate your third graders’ interest in reading. The suggested reading list includes fiction and non-fiction materials and offers urban children...
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Comparing and Contrasting Yourself to a Character

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
First and second graders explore character as a story element. They  listen to the first part of the story First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg and observe the teacher modeling a compare and contrast characters activity. Learners listen...
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Folk Tales

For Teachers K - 3rd
Have your learners read a folktale? Explore some popular folktales with your class. Read Little Red Riding Hood and discuss the elements that make up this type of reading. Learners then investigate the characters and settings before...
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Kiwi Story Chain

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Write a story as a class.  In this writing lesson, each person takes turns writing one to two sentences onto the paragraph given about Kim the Kiwi bird, including characters and events.  Altogether, brainstorm a title for the story....
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Here Comes the Strikeout

For Teachers K - 1st
What happens when we have problems? Have your youngsters read a book to discover how a boy solved his very own baseball problem. Using Here Comes the Strikeout, they will draw parallels between themselves and the book's characters....
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Sharing My Older Friend With Others

For Teachers K - 6th
Elementary learners explore the difference between aged characters and young characters in literature. They use Venn diagrams to compare and contrast the attributes given to both younger and older characters in different pieces of...
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Story Elements

For Students K - 2nd
Need a graphic organizer to help young readers list the events in a story? This worksheet includes the story title, author, setting, and characters split into four sections. Make charting story elements easy with this resource.
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Story Mapping

For Teachers K - 2nd
Fill-out a story map to help your scholars with pre-writing. They will use a story map template to pre-write. They also organize their ideas into steps which become the foundation for their first draft. Concrete objects are brought in to...
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Gingerbread Baby Unit

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners participate in a variety of activities surrounding the book, Gingerbread Baby, by Jan Brett. They can create a house, a map, ornaments, and their own books. Additionally, they can draw, paint, or write out attributes for each...
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Dusty Locks and the Three Bears

For Teachers K
Read this twist on Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Dusty Locks and the Three Bears by Susan Lowell. Kindergartners listen, predict, and discuss the story. They then participate in a dramatization of the story and draw a picture to...
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Characters in Live Performance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Your intermediate or advanced thespians choose dramatic scenes to perform in duos, small groups, or solo to demonstrate vocal and physical characterization. Use class time to prepare and rehearse. Detailed rubrics work for peer assessment.
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Interpreting Characters, Setting, Plot, and Theme - The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster

For Teachers 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...
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Memoir

For Teachers 6th - 10th
After reading and analyzing two narrative memoirs, middle schoolers engage in a variety of activities, including writing an essay, developing a story map, and creating character charts. They then compare and contrast story maps, and...
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Big Pumpkin

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners read a story and retell it through role playing. They will read Big Pumpkin, identify the main ideas and important characters, retell the story through dramatic play, and identify their favorite character.
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Responding to Literature

For Students K - 2nd
Your class will create a four section flip book and write titles for characters, setting, problem, and solution. They will also draw a picture to show what they wrote about.
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Five Minute Quickies

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Challenge your class to take just five minutes to complete the tasks in each slide. The end result will be a short story. Each text includes writing a certain element of a story: opener, ending, characters, and more. After completing...
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Heroic Deeds

For Teachers 3rd
What a wonderful way to have your class use their critical-thinking skills! Using folktales and legends as the tool, they have to decide which characters could be considered heroic and why. There are a variety of resources provided to...
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Dramatic Structure

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
As part of an lesson involving literature or writing, have your learners watch and discuss this presentation on plot development. In a series of slides, viewers engage in an activity to explore dramatic structure, including plot...
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Seedfolks Final Writing Assessment

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Wrap up a study of Seedfolks with a final essay. Writers can draft their essays by following the steps and filling in the organizer provided here. The packet begins with a prompt, includes a few basic requirements, and provides an...
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Seedfolks Character Chart

For Students 6th - 8th
There are quite a few characters in Paul Fleischman's Seedfolks, so why not help your class keep track of them? Learners can mark up this chart to show the traits that apply to each character. Along the left, each character is listed,...
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Hoot Study Questions

For Students 5th - 8th
After reading each chunk of two chapters of Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot, ask learners to respond to related study questions. The instructions at the top of the questions suggest that individuals should read the questions first, read the...
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A Ghost Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do events, characters, setting, and tone work together to create an engaging short story? Would the impact or theme of a story be different if one of these elements were changed? After reading Mark Twain's slightly screwy "A Ghost...
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Characters in the Odyssey Book 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Seven of the characters in Homer's the Odyssey are introduced in this very basic presentation. Viewers meet Zeus, Poseidon, and Athena (among others). Strengthen this presentation by adding pictures or attempting to see what information...
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Story Elements Alive!

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students pretend to be statues to show story characters and setting. In this story character and setting lesson, students act as statues that depict the characters and setting in the story they are listening to. They create a tableaux of...
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Compare Characters in Bud, Not Buddy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
After your class finishes reading Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, they use the Venn diagram here to compare two characters from the novel, in this case Bud and his grandfather Herman E. Calloway. Examples of qualities on which...
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Biopoem

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Reinforce the actions, emotions, and characteristics that determine what a character is like by having your middle schoolers create a biopoem using the model presented here. You could engage them first by having them write a poem about...
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Chain Together A Book Report

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Individuals examine a book's components, including key events, characters, and vocabulary and develop "chain book reports" with their peers. Strips of paper containing the book's important events are staples together and hung.
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Children's Books Teach Diversity, Respect

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils compare aspects of children's books that teach diversity and respect. They examine universal values such as courage and bravery, respect and apathy. They create a final project based on their ability to recognize the values in...
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Novel Jeopardy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Play a classroom version of the classic game show Jeopardy, to review and discuss the novel your class has been reading. Questions about plot and other story elements are written on cards and given point values. Divide the class into...
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Pop-Up Puppets

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students read "Peter Spier's Circus!" and identify the literature's setting and characters. They work in small groups to create a circus stage set and puppets based on their reading. Students perform a puppet show using their set and...
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Outside The Castle

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine pictures of people who lived during the feudal system. In groups, they research the role and lifestyles of the nobility and commoners. To end the lesson, they draw their own fictional person and write their own narrative...
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Fearless Fish Lanterns

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners read about courageous characters who face and positively deal with new situations. They connect what they've read with their own experiences. Students construct fish lanterns to represent their courage in the face of new...
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Count on Chinese Characters

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students research and use traditional Chinese characters to notate numbers. They compare and contrast Chinese calligraphy with Arabic numerals. Students demonstrate their comprehension of number concepts through their drawings and...
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Captivating Characters

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students read a book on their own and identify the characteristics of fantasy literature. After finding quotes from their favorite characters, they use construction paper to make models of them. To end the lesson, they use watercolors to...
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A Jewel of a Book

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students read a book, noting the characters, setting, plot, and events. They gather, synthesize, and then select the most important data from their book to prepare a book report by decorating a charm bracelet with pertinent information...
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Shakespeare Quiz 1

For Students 7th - 12th
In this Shakespeare worksheet, students identify the characters in the novels written by the famous author. Students complete 20 short answer questions.
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Art and Literature Quiz 4

For Students 9th - 12th
In this art and literature worksheet, students answer short answer questions about famous books, authors, characters, and more. Students complete 20 questions.
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Max Malone Makes a Million

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Second and third graders explore independent reading strategies. They make predictions about the plot of the chapter book Max Malone Makes a Million based on the title and cover illustration. They independently read one chapter a day and...
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Story Pyramid : Writing, Creative Writing, Pre-writing

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
After brainstorming ideas, class members work collaboratively to compose a tale using the Story Pyramid structure. After this guided practice, young writers use the form to compose individual stories.
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Fiction Book Report

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders review a fictional book in which they give an overview of the characters and storyline. Microsoft Word is used to type a final draft of their review and to create a cover page with a picture.
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Scrambled Stories

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Character development, setting, and plot? Sounds like the makings of a good narrative story. Young authors read and analyze several narrative examples, and then they use what they know to pen an original composition. They work both in...
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Character Clue Box

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students use a graphic organizer in order to investigate the characters of a story. They participate in class discussion about characters and how to identify the parts of a story. Students fill in the graphic organizer with the...
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Introduction to Drama

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Introduce your class to drama! You cast each pupil as a different character from a story you have read. They are given a general outline of the scene, act out the scene multiple times, then discuss the weak and strong aspects of each...
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Story Mapping

For Students 1st - 6th
Help your learners map a story with a graphic organizer provided. Four squares for setting, problem, characters, and solution surround the circle for theme. Use this with any story you may be reading to go over important elements of story.
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Cops and Robbers

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders observe the teacher model writing a letter to the author of the book, COPS AND ROBBERS. They then compare the story structure of the book to those of FUNNYBONES and identify the setting, characters and theme.
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Puss in Boots/Jamil and the Clever Cat

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read the story PUSS IN BOOTS identifying main characters, setting, and significant events. They then read the story JAMIL AND THE CLEVER CAT and compare it with the story PUSS IN BOOTS compiling a list of characters,...
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Story Plan Graphic Organizer

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this story planner graphic organizer worksheet, students fill in the genre, characters, setting, plot, complication and resolution before they use the information to write a story. They also list useful words that will be used.
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Sketch Book Making: Places for Creative Communication

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers create sketchbooks, explore the uses of journals, write (across the curriculum) from others' points of view, and compare forms of communication from the 1800s to today. A nice blend of individual, whole class, and...
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Compare and Contrast: Miss Nelson is Missing

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Compare and contrast two characters from the book Miss Nelson is Missing. Using a Venn Diagram, have pupils compare and contrast personal characteristics between Miss Nelson and Miss Swamp. Individuals can then share their responses with...
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The Little Blue Horse

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners explore independent reading strategies. They make self-to-text connections prior to and during the reading of The Little Blue Horse. Everyone answers comprehension questions orally after reading.
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Through the Eyes of the Character

For Teachers 1st
Read a story on Wiggle Works reading program with vivid imagery. Learners discuss what a character is tasting, hearing, seeing, and touching. Each person reads a story and illustrates and writes about one sense every week. After everyone...
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Goldilocks Live!!!

For Teachers K - 5th
Study story elements with your young learners. Read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and discuss the order of events by making a story panel out of butcher paper. Sentences are given as suggestions for the panel, though you may compose...
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Multiple Viewpoints (Three Little Pigs)

For Teachers K
Your youngsters have probably read The Three Little Pigs, but have they read The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig? Have your learners brainstorm how the second book could be similar or different from the first. Encourage your...
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Identifying Story Elements

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
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...
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Much Ado About Nothing: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Check to see if your pupils can identify characters and basic plot points from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing with this online interactive quiz. While the content is not innovative, this basic quiz could be helpful as a sponge or...
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Of Mice and Men: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 10th
Quiz your class on basic comprehension of the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. This resource is made up of ten straightforward multiple choice questions about the characters, setting, and plot of the novel. Learners receive...
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Hatchet (Chapters 1-2): Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 4th - 6th
See how much your class knows about chapters 1 and 2 of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet with this online interactive quiz. This quiz asks surface-level comprehension questions about the first 2 chapters of the book and could be used as a check...
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The Great Gatsby: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Test your learners' knowledge of The Great Gatsby with this online interactive quiz. Each class member can receive immediate online feedback after they answer each of these ten basic multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank comprehension...
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Candy in Of Mice and Men: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 11th
Cover Candy from Of Mice and Men with this short online interactive quiz. Class members answer ten multiple choice and true/false questions about the character Candy. These are basic questions that you could use as a check for...
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Characters in The Grapes of Wrath: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Get the characters in The Grapes of Wrath straight with this quiz. Readers respond to ten multiple choice questions about the characters, identifying the correct answer by choosing one bubble of four on this online interactive quiz....
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Who's Who in Shrew!: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Clarify the characters in Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare with this brief online quiz. Learners read a short description of a character and respond to each question by choosing one of four possible characters. This is a...
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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Are you reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck in your class? If so, this quiz might be useful for you. This is an online interactive quiz that covers the novel's theme, plot, and characters. The quiz refers to the entire novel,...
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John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 10th
Quiz your class for basic plot understanding, character recognition, and quote recall with this ten-question online quiz. After choosing their answers to the multiple choice questions about John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, learners can...
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Presenting Your Case

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners write letter from historical figure's point of view using proper letter writing conventions, write about two props/artifacts that are representative of their subject's life, and use Internet resources to gather images to use in...
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Enjoying the Adventure

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students watch the video of "The Prince and the Pauper" and analyze, compare and contrast the characters. They write letters to a character from the point of view of another character and create a new ending to the play.
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Creative Character Writing

For Teachers K - 2nd
Emerging writers use a website on the Internet to create a character and later write a simple story about their character. They receive instructions on how to use the website in order to create a character by choosing clothes, hair, and...
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Dandelions Reinforcing Activity

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students discuss the story. In this language arts instructional activity, students discuss how the story made them feel and how they relate to the characters. Students play the role of a story character and write in their journals.
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Writing a Character Description

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Invoke creativity by using this resource on writing techniques. Learners create a description of a character they could use in their writing, focusing on the proper use of adjectives, similes, and metaphors. It's a great presentation for...
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Writing Scripts

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Create a classroom full of writers using this innovative technique. The presentation walks learners through the process of writing a script, including identifying the setting, characters, and major events in the story. After reviewing...
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Story Elements

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Review story elements with your class using this resource. Learners can take a story they have read as a class and identify story elements. They focus on characters, setting, the introduction, and plot. Then, they use graphic organizers...
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Creating Character Through Dialogue

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Upper elementary writers can use this presentation to help them discover how to create personality in characters they create by focusing on the words the writers have them say. A lot of text is included in these eight slides which should...
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Elements of a Story - Plot, Characters, and Setting

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Use this SMART board activity with any short story in your unit plan. The SMART board file contains a step-by-step guide to plot diagrams, including an interactive practice page and an assignment. This resource is beneficial for language...
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Teach21 Lesson: Time Flies, Lesson 12/15

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Whether your class is reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, or you want to discuss the genre of fantasy, this lesson could be helpful. It prompts students to consider the elements of fiction as it differs from...
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Persuasive Writing with Dvolver Movie Maker

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create an animated cartoon. In this persuasive dialogue lesson, students use Dvolver to author and illustrate a persuasive dialogue between two characters.
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The Sword and the Stone

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read a book entitled The Sword and the Stone and practice analyzing the characters.  In this making an inference lesson plan, students analyze the characters by making inferences and clues from the story.  Students then make...
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Write On

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore descriptive words. For this writing lesson students participate in an observation activity using descriptive words. Students listen to a story focusing on the descriptive writing used by the author. Students begin...
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Analyzing Relationships

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze character relationships. In this analyzing relationships instructional activity, 5th graders read The Great Gilly Hopkins and describe how the characters feel about one another as well as the positive and negative...
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Character and Relationship Changes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine text for examples of changes in character relationships. In this character and relationship changes lesson, 5th graders read Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, chart changes in relationships, and write about specific character...
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Character and Relationship Changes

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders examine how characters and relationships can change in a text. In this realistic fiction lesson, 5th graders identify changes in the characters and relationships while reading The Great Gilly Hopkins. Students record their...
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Lesson 3: Character Values

For Teachers 1st Standards
A value is something a person or character thinks is right or good; it's also a characteristic of a fairy tale. Learners discuss how fairy tale characters often have or exemplify a specific value. They compare the values found in The...
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Lesson 2: Using Setting to Make Predictions about Characters

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders look at the importance of setting in a story. In this setting lesson, 4th graders see how the setting of a story affects the actions of the characters and how you can predict these actions based on the setting. They read...
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Personality Traits

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss the personality traits of a character. In this character lesson, 2nd graders read Lilly's Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes and describe Lilly's personality based on her actions, feelings, and thoughts. The students...
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Pigs and a Wolf on a Map

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast  The Three Little Pigs and other fairytales. In this compare and contrast lesson, students read  two books aloud discussing the setting, point of view, climax and resolution. In small...
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Story Elements

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify story elements. In this story elements lesson, 3rd graders look at main idea, characters, point of view, theme and setting. They create a five paneled comic strip from a book.
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Story Setting - The Art Lesson by Tomi dePaola

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students read the book The Art Lesson by Tomi dePaola and analyze the story. In this setting lesson, students discuss the importance of the setting and how it helps us understand the story. Students answer questions and chart their...
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fantastic Characters

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study stories. In this writing instructional activity, students discuss the three aspects of a story, read stories focusing on the characters, write a story as a class about a character made up by the class, and write a story...
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Chinese Calligraphy

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners explore Chinese calligraphy. For this art and social science lesson, students copy the Chinese character ideograms in order to create words or phrases.
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Sarah Plain and Tall- Lesson 5

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students read a chapter in a book.  In this character comparison lesson plan, students predict what will happen in chapter 5 of Sarah Plain and Tall, learn new vocabulary words, read and discuss chapter 5 and draw the first words of...
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It's in the Elements - Lesson Four

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students compare and contrast story elements in two versions of Cinderella.  In this literature elements lesson plan, students are read two different versions of Cinderella, they identify the characters, plot, and setting, then they...
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Reading Comprehension

For Students 5th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, 5th graders complete 3 long answer questions. Students must explain the setting and main characters of a story they read and give a paragraph summary.
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Story Creation Magic: Character, Setting, and Plot

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students learn about character, setting, and plot as the teacher demonstrates how the process of writing a story is like magic. To spark students' creativity and imagination the teacher pulls pictures out of a hat. The teacher then reads...
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Picture This!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore and generate story elements for wordless picture books. In this collaborative writing lesson, students review wordless picture books and write a story based on the illustrations. Young scholars use post-it notes to...
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Writing Magic

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students write a story. In this writing lesson plan, students are given a series of prompts to promote them in writing a story. The prompts include writing a free write, writing about characters, writing about a setting, writing about...
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The Hobbit

For Students 4th - 7th
In this The Hobbit worksheet, students review and discuss the forty-eight characters and key terms from The Hobbit and circle each one in a word search puzzle.
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Reading Report

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this reading worksheet, learners describe two characters from their book. Students also include the book's title and author as well as their own start and end date.
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Wonderful Westerns

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this book report worksheet, young scholars choose a novel about westerns to read and then completes six various assignments dealing with the novel of their choice.
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Travel-Tracer-Literature Circles

For Students 4th - 7th
In this travel tracer literature circle worksheet, students track where the action of a story takes place by recording where the action begins, where key events happened, and where the events ended. They describe the settings in detail...
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Stump the Dump Maze Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete reading Because of Winn-Dixie individually or as a class. As students reunite Opal and Winn-Dixie in this timed reading comprehension maze game, they demonstrate their understanding of the novel's plot, theme, and...
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Character Scene Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the proper way to develop their character in a specific scene. Individually, they create their own character and interact with a partner. To end the lesson, they discuss the techniques of blocking and making an...
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Water Theater

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders work together to write and produce a play that integrates watershed information. They brainstorm story lines for their play and determine the message they want the audience to receive before creating masks for their...
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Tuck Everlasting: The Everlasting Quiz Review Game

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders work with partners to create table of questions and corresponding answers that pertain to characters, setting, and plot of Tuck Everlasting, play teacher-created Qwizdom game for literature review, and demonstrate...
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Scenes from Shakespeare:Using Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet to Introduce Young Students to the Bard

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers participate in five lessons that are geared toward introducing Shakespeare. Students discover Shakespeare through examination of the vocabulary, translation of the characters and conflict, engagement of stage combat and...
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Identifying and Describing Story Elements

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify and describe characters, setting and events in a story. Pupils listen as the teacher reads a picture book to them, there are six small strips of paper on a table randomly placed. Each strip notes an event from...
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Tell All About It

For Teachers 1st
First graders answer questions (who, what, when, where, how) and discuss the main idea of a story. They name the elements of a story such as: main idea, important events, characters, and setting. Students work in groups of four, each...
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Retelling through Puppetry

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders retell stories, including characters, setting, and plot. They choose a story to read for this activity. Students are given time to read or reread the story they plan to retell. They are allowed to create simple puppets,...
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An Invitation to Learn about Literary Characters

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars create an invitation for a Literary Character Celebration. This invitation answers who, what, when, where and why about their favorite literary character. The students invite their family and friends. During the...
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

For Teachers K
Students listen to the fairy tale, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." They discuss the main literary concepts of the story and the difference between authors and illustrators. They complete a variety of activities surrounding the story...
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The Magic Key

For Teachers All
Students are able to recall details in a story such as characters, plot, and setting. They are able to create a verbal story about a toy of his/her choice. Students are able to work cooperatively with a partner to create a story.
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Number the Stars, Lesson 3

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars consider how an author creates a feeling of suspense in a reader's mind. They analyze characters in the story. Students make a character map for Peter. They discuss how suspense unfolds in the novel Number the Stars.
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Once Upon a Thank You

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students are encouraged to revisit their favorite books and recall just what it was about the author who wrote each book or the characters they created that made the story so special. They then celebrate their chosen authors and/or...
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Making Friends

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Young scholars explore how to choose and make friends through character cards that represent their favorite characters. They can drerss as their characters or use the cards as stick puppets to role play their friendly conversations.
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Creating a Heroic Character

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students answer a series of defining questions that lead them to develop a fully realized heroic character. They create a variety of multimedia representations of their hero, including video interviews, HyperStudio stacks, web pages, and...
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To Kill A Mockingbird Role Play: A Maycomb Pig Pickin'

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders alleviate confusion about characters in this novel by participating in a role play activity. They further discuss point of view, theme, and stereotypes.
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Awesome Allegories

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Studenets are told that Peter Paul Rubens was born on June 28, 1577, in Siegen, Germany. They create their own allegorical painting, think of a favorite story. Students write a summary of one scene in that story, using Crayola Erasable...
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Barn Restoration Challenge

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders develop a piece of writing which requires compiling research and relating it to a scenario.  In this Social Studies lesson, 3rd graders research a specific community member. 
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Lesson Plan 1: Introducing NaNo and Novels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know that November is Novel Writing Month? In the first of a series of lessons, class members are introduced to the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) project.
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To Kill a Mockingbird Details: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 10th
Give this quiz to your class if you'd like to test their knowledge of ten details in To Kill a Mockingbird. This quiz is based on basic comprehension and recall of the text. While this is not the most academically challenging quiz, it...
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Richard the Second #2: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Challenge your class to recall information about Shakespeare's Richard II. This online quiz provides fifteen questions based on characters and basic plot points. Use it as a check for understanding or a quick sponge activity. Since this...
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Lord of the Flies: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 10th
Assess your class on Lord of the Flies with this basic comprehension quiz. This online quiz is composed of ten multiple choice and true/false questions about the characters and plot of the novel. Learners receive immediate feedback when...
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The Characters of Great Expectations (Volume I): Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Test your class on character knowledge in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. This quiz asks learners to recall information about specific character traits, relationships, and other particularities. Since anyone can make a Fun Trivia...
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Tender Is the Night - Part 1: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
This multiple choice quiz about Part 1 of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night will appeal to readers who like minutiae and check retention of details, if not essential ones. Primarily directed at identifying characters and names....
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Tale of Two Cities Characters: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 10th
How well do your readers know the characters in Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities? They can test their expertise with this detailed interactive online quiz. Pre-screen for accuracy and content value as anyone can create quizzes on Fun Trivia.
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Julius Caesar: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Determine how well your class understood Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with this quiz. This resource lists fifteen multiple choice questions. The questions are based solely on plot, and, since anyone can create a Fun Trivia Quiz, you might...
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Great Expectations: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Test your learners' knowledge of the characters in and basic plot of Great Expectations with this quiz. This quiz is online and provides immediate feedback. You'll need to look closely at the content before giving it to your class;...
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Basic Knowledge of A Christmas Carol: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 11th
This brief quiz on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens tests basic, surface-level plot knowledge. Many of the questions are not important to the larger themes of the novel. If you use this quiz, make sure you check over the content, as...
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Macbeth: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
While this quiz on Macbeth is not highly collaborative or academically challenging, you might use it as brief check for understanding or sponge activity. This quiz is composed of ten multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions....
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One-on-One with Hamlet: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Studying Hamlet in your class? This helpful resource provides ten questions on plot understanding and quote identification. While you might not use this quiz verbatim, you might use the given questions to create your own quiz. Keep in...
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To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 1-5: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 10th
Test your class on the first five chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird with this basic reading comprehension quiz. Use it to judge whether your learners have been completing assigned reading or not. Class members can receive immediate...
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Lord of the Flies - Jack Merridew: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 10th
Jack Merridew is a dark, enigmatic character from William Golding's Lord of the Flies. This quiz includes ten multiple choice and yes/no questions about Jack and the plot of the novel. This is not particularly academically challenging,...
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Hamlet: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Consider this quiz on Hamlet for your class. It includes ten questions that cover characters and quotations from the play. Anyone can make a Fun Trivia Quiz, so look carefully at the content and relevancy of the questions provided....
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Minor Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 9th
If your learners are having trouble keeping the minor characters straight in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, then this online interactive quiz might be helpful. Use it as a check for understanding and provide your class with...
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Richard the Second #1: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
If you are working on Richard II in your class, you might find this brief online interactive quiz useful. While not the most innovative quiz, you might draw a few questions about basic plot understanding from this resource. If you use...
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 10th
If you are reading To Kill a Mockingbird in your class, this brief online interactive quiz might be useful. This quiz includes ten basic reading comprehension questions about the novel, covering characters and plot. Keep in mind, anyone...
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As You Like It Couples Quiz: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Are you studying As You Like It? If so, this online quiz might be useful for you! This quiz is made up of ten questions about the different relationships between the characters in William Shakespeare's play. Help your class get the...
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King Lear - Another Shakespearean Massacre: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Capture your learners' attention with this online quiz on the characters who die in William Shakespeare's King Lear. Readers of The Bard answer ten multiple choice questions that detail 10 ways that different characters die during the...
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Guess Who: Characters in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream

For Students 9th - 12th
If your class is confusing all of the characters in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, you might be interested in this brief character quiz. You could assign these ten questions as-is and have your class use computers to...
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Contrasting Characters

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students analyze characters in a story and contrast them in terms of their appearance, education, family, religion, and more. In this characters lesson plan, students fill out a worksheet provided.
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Helping Each Other

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students complete a worksheet about a story where people helped each other in the Indian Ocean tsunami. In this helping lesson plan, students identify characters and their actions.
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Story Webbing: Tennessee Blueprint

For Teachers 6th
In this Tennessee Blueprint worksheet, 6th graders complete a story web for Tennessee Blueprint including setting, characters, point of view, and more. Students complete 9 sections.
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Edgar Allen Poe

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students read the story The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe and identify plot, characters, setting, and perspective. In this comprehension lesson plan, students also identify the mood and emotions in the story.
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Mother's Day: Children's Church

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students discuss why mothers are important, and read scripture with mothers in it from the Bible. In this mothers lesson plan, students also play a game of Mother May I.
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Character and their Significance

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students read short stories and write a response to the story about the character and their significance. In this character lesson plan, students also create a poster to represent their character.
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Country Mouse Comes to Tea: Exploring Animal Characters from Tales Real and Fanciful

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students study animal characters. In this language arts lesson, students analyze animal characters from a variety of books and create a story using animal characters.
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Story Maps

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students illustrate and label story elements of a picture book. In this story elements literacy lesson, students listen to a read-aloud chosen by the teacher or parent volunteer, then work in a small group to complete a story elements...
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Reading Road Map: A Tale of Two Cities

For Students 4th - 8th
In this A Tale of Two Cities worksheet, students write the characters, problem, and events for the story. Students complete 6 boxes in this road map.
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The Secret School: chapters 2 and 3

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read chapters 2 and 3 of The Secret School and answer discussion questions as they read. In this reading lesson plan, 2nd graders also read aloud in pairs and complete a worksheet.
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Fairy Godmother's Diary

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students read Fairy Godmother's Diary. For this guided reading lesson, students read and discuss the text. Students apply reading strategies to help them comprehend the story. Students discuss if their reading makes sense. Students...
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The Big Dog

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore animal life by reading a story in class. In this pet ownership lesson, students read the story The Big Dog and and analyze the themes, settings and characters of the book. Students answer study questions about the book...
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The Thieves of Ostia

For Students 5th - 8th
In this character worksheet, students take notes about the characters in each of the scrolls of The Thieves of Ostia. Students complete 36 spaces in the charts.
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Show Not Tell

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders take their previously written realistic fiction stories and change one event to "show not tell". In this show not tell lesson plan, 5th graders show what is going on through the character's actions and dialogue.
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Historical Effects

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how events affect characters in the text The Watson's Go to Birmingham--1963.  In this historical effects lesson, 5th graders read from the book and complete a worksheet. Students discuss racism and segregation and...
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Analyzing Relationships

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders analyze relationships between characters in a story. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders use photographs of family and friend to discuss relationships. Students read a story and discuss the relationships they identify...
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Characters

For Teachers K Standards
Bring a lesson on nursery rhymes to your kindergarten class room. Kids listen to Three Blind Mice and identify the characters. They then decide which parts of the story make it a nursery rhyme. For extra practice, use the same activity...
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Analyzing Character Conflict Caused by the Plot

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How do we know how a character was affected by the conflicts they encounter in a story? We use evidence from the text to make assertions about the characters we read about. Third graders practice finding and using evidence in a short...
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Protagonist

For Teachers 4th Standards
Teach your class how to identify the protagonist in a story. The plan suggests starting with a protagonist from a tale you have previously read in class. Then, you can read a new story and work together to identify the protagonist,...
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Character and Relationship Changes

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders read a text and provide examples of why the characters in the book had a change in their relationship. In this character lesson plan, 5th graders write about the relationship in the beginning of the story and in the end of...
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Analyzing Relationships

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders analyze the relationships among characters in a story. In this language arts instructional activity, 5th graders read Maniac Magee and discuss how the relationships between the characters change throughout the story.
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Personification

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Second graders recognize personification in texts. In this personification lesson plan, 2nd graders discuss figurative language and how characters can be given human-like qualities.  Students read a story and write down examples they...
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Using Evidence to Describe a Character

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
It's all about the details found in the text, when children attempt to describe the main character from the story, Burnt Toast on Davenport Street. They first discuss the process by which one would go about using textual evidence and...
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Good and Evil Characters

For Teachers K Standards
What makes a character good or evil? Young readers discuss the characteristics and actions of good and evil characters in given fairy tales. They then read Snow White and discuss the characters in the story.
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Storytelling: Carnival Crime

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this storytelling worksheet, students listen to the teacher tell a story and watch as she add pictures throughout. They use the pictures to show the order of events. 
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Reading Short Stories

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this graphic organizer worksheet, students fill in the graphic organizer with the predictions, settings, characters, background, and more for short stories. Students complete 5 sections.
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Story Map

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this story map worksheet, students read a story and find the different story elements. They fill in the setting, characters, conflict, and climax. 
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Show, Don't Tell: Using action words

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars revise stories they have written to make their characters demonstrate more actions with action words. In this actions lesson plan, students use gestures and movements with their characters.