Common Core State Standards RL.3.5 and RL.4.5 ask students to know differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to structural elements. This PowerPoint presentation explains structures of common to each type of literature. Classic nursery tales provide familiar texts for this introductory lesson.
1. Prose – Basic structures of prose (sentences, paragraphs, and dialogue placed in quotation marks) are explored. Adaptations of "Mary’s Little Lamb" by Edith Francis Foster (public domain) provide clear examples.
2. Drama – Students learn about casts of characters, dialogue, stage directions, setting, scenes, and acts used in plays. Examples come from a play based on Mary’s lamb at school.
3. Poetry – The terms verse, stanza, rhythm, meter, and rhyme are introduced. Students analyze “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” and “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” to identify meter and rhyming patterns.
Click on the PREVIEW button above to see samples of the lesson.
This product is also available as a part of an entire unit, RL.3.5 RL.4.5 Prose, Drama, and Poetry
, which includes lesson plans, quick reference sheets, and five stories for guided practice, independent practice, and assessment.
Complete units addressing additional CCSS Reading: Literature standards are also available in my store:
*RL.4.1 Answering Questions Lesson Plans
*RL.4.2 Finding a Theme Lesson Plans
*RL.4.3 Describing a Character Lesson Plans
*RL.4.4 Words from Mythology Lesson Plans
*RL.4.6 Determining and Defending Point of View Lesson Plans
*RL.4.9 Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Lesson Plans
*Literature Assessments - Grade 4
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