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{I Am the Main Character of My Life}: Teaching Story "Events" in Reading

{I Am the Main Character of My Life}: Teaching Story "Even
{I Am the Main Character of My Life}: Teaching Story "Even
{I Am the Main Character of My Life}: Teaching Story "Even
{I Am the Main Character of My Life}: Teaching Story "Even
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I told students today..."You are the main character in your own life!" ...because while in the middle of Lucy's Book Characters reading unit of study, I'm noticing that while reading fiction stories, students are having a hard time answering the question, "What is an event? First event? Next event? Etc." That's an interesting word we use a lot "event"-- but abstract enough to cause challenges. Soooo, I created this graphic organizer as a way to get them to analyze the events in their own day to help them determine the events of the book characters they are reading. I also added title and book pages if students wanted to use the graphic organizer as a template, then write about their day's events "across the pages."

Thank you!
Jen Jones
www.helloliteracy.blogspot.com
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On  February 23, 2014,  Heather S. said:
Great concept for defining story elements. This worked wonders with my daughter who is in third grade. Shis is able to spot them more easily in the text now. Thank you!
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On  January 26, 2014,  Buyer said:
Nice way to make sense of "events" in a story. Students can relate the concept to events in their own lives. I like it. It worked. Thanks.
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Great for getting across the concept of an "event". Thanks.
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I bought this with the intention of having my students create time lines, but I love how Jen uses it in class as well!
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This is going to be great for working on Narrative Writing as well as events in a story!
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A great resource to tie events in a story to events in "your" story! Thanks!
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This helped with my historical fiction unit too!!
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This is going to help my second graders understand main characters and events so much better! Thank you!
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great organizer for my ELLs, thanks!
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On  November 7, 2012Hello Literacy answered:
Awesome. Thanks for the positive feedback! :-). Jen
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{I Am the Main Character of My Life}: Teaching Story "Even
{I Am the Main Character of My Life}: Teaching Story "Even
{I Am the Main Character of My Life}: Teaching Story "Even
{I Am the Main Character of My Life}: Teaching Story "Even