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This is a classroom-tested unit on story elements that can be used for introduction at the beginning of the year or review with any story or novel. Students learn what the story elements are and how to find them in a story. They then use the story element information to create a three-paragraph story summary utilizing an included scaffolding approach. The unit can be extended to include comparing and contrasting characters, setting, and events in stories, then turning those comparisons/contrasts into a paragraph.
An easy-to-follow 1, 2, or 3 week lesson plan is included, as well as all of the resources you need to teach including the following:
-Story Element Chart
-Vocabulary Memory Game
-Discussion Task Cards
-Story Summarizer Level 1
-Story Summarizer Level 2
-Story Summarizer Level 3
-Quiz Answer Key
-Rectangular Venn Diagram
-Circular Venn Diagram
-Compare/Contrast Bubble Map
-Compare/Contrast Writing Frame
-Element Vocabulary PowerPoint
-Story Summarizer PowerPoint
I suggest starting the school year reviewing these story elements and teaching these frameworks and procedures. Then, you can incorporate them into any story or novel study throughout the year!
Opportunities for scaffolding and differentiation are provided, as well as discussion and group work. These would also work well in a teacher-led small group for students who need extra practice with these skills.
This unit is so easy to implement, and is literally what I do in my fifth grade reading/writing classroom for the first 2-3 weeks of school. It lays a good framework to refer back to the rest of the year.
These are great items to leave for a sub after you teach the procedures at the beginning of the year. They can be used with any short story, basal story, or novel.
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