“Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street” written by Roni Schotter and illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker is an entertaining story about a girl named Eva who sets out on quest to capture the lives of the charming characters living in her neighborhood.
This story is perfect for teaching the burgeoning writers in your class about the elements of fiction: character development, dialogue and story arc. Each of the three lessons includes sample discussion questions to help facilitate discussions.
* Lesson 1:
Students discuss the characteristics of the characters they meet, cause and effect.
* Lesson 2:
Students each choose a character from the story to study in greater detail. Each student will write about the character they choose on the “Choose Your Character!” sheet.
Students write their own character for “Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street.” They will develop a character with traits and actions that play into the story. Included in the lesson is a worksheet with writing prompts.
This study can easily be used as an assessment tool. It may be particularly helpful in the beginning of the school year or a supplement to writing units. Each of the lessons includes suggestions for differentiation and/or extension activities. A vocabulary worksheet, word search and answer keys are also included.
*creative writing *reading comprehension *critical thinking *