Introduction to the Story Arc - Use It for Summarizing, Finding Theme & Writing

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The story arc is essential for summarizing, finding theme, and narrative writing. This short video introduces story elements and a short phrase kids can use to remember them: somebody wanted but then so. The video can be used for professional development or with intermediate level students (third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade).

What’s Included:
• A 3-minute video that explains the story arc, introduces story elements, and emphasizes somebody-wanted-but-then-so.
• A story arc template to use for reading and writing in your own classroom.

Continue your journey with the story arc by watching the next videos in this series:
The Story Arc and Summarizing
The Story Arc and Theme
• The Story Arc and Narrative Writing (coming soon)

Are you looking for complete units on summarizing and finding a theme? Try these:
Summarizing Unit, Grades 4 & 5
Finding a Theme Unit – Grade 4
Theme Unit - Fifth Grade

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