Character, Plot and Conflict, and Setting activities for in-class work.
This lesson uses clear definitions with immediate implementation to help students (2nd grade to 5th grade) fully grasp what they see on story maps. In the end, students will be able to define and use these concepts with ease. Each concept builds on the previous concept.
This style of lesson encourages conversation, an often forgotten aspect of storytelling.
No printing is necessary for this lesson because students create what they need, and the teacher uses the whiteboard.
There are 22 Powerpoint slides:
(each concept is introduced with a definition followed by students finding a personal connection to it.)
* 1 activity developing character through whole-class involvement
* 1 activity adding that character to a conflict through work in pairs
* 1 activity putting the character in a setting individually
* 1 activity (in-class or at home) having the student write their own story using their character and everything else, or their character and creating a new setting, conflict and plot.
Though this is designed for a traditional classroom setting, it can easily be adapted to homeschool and independent study settings.