This file covers the common core standards focusing on writing a narrative or short story. It also focuses on the reading standard requiring students to identify how a character or the setting can influence the plot development.
My file is for the 6th grade, but can be adapted to any grade from 6-9 using the common core.
This is a writing assignment for your students with guided step by step instructions aligned to the common core.
The assignment requires the students to find their own scenic picture to start the setting of their imaginative narrative or short story off with as inspiration. The assignment requires them to describe the setting in depth and leads them to think about what types of characters might be at this setting in order to develop a story.
The next step requires students to think up possible problems for this character at the start of the story. These guided pages can allow you as a teacher to cover the writing standards on narratives and short stories. This can also allow you to reinforce the reading standard focused on how characters and setting influence events in the plot.
You can be assured that this file has everything that you need step by step to implement this lesson with ease and credibility that standards have been covered.
This file contains an overview page with the common core standards, an in-depth page with the common core standards broken down into " I can statements" for the students use as well as the teacher, an in- depth step by step instructional guide to get started, an editing checklist to ensure the setting was developed efficiently, an editing checklist to ensure the character was developed efficiently, a student graphic organizer to plan the order of events in their story which uses the plot terms (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution), and an in-depth editing checklist.
My dialogue lesson goes great with this as well. I usually do the dialgoue lesson with this acitvtiy to help the students develop solid characters in their short stories.
I hope you and your students enjoy! ?