Use this Common Core aligned lesson to introduce students to the concept of story structure. Using a recipe analogy, students will learn about story structure "ingredients," such as character, setting, problem, and solution through 4 activities:
1. Recipe demonstration (making non-cook play dough)
2. Story ingredient list brainstorming activity
4. Story recipe extension activity (use ingredient cards to identify story recipe)
File type: PDF
Size: 8.5" x 11" (letter)
This lesson is aligned to the following CCSS for ELA:
- RL.1.3 "Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details."
- RL.1.7 "Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events."
- RL.2.1 "Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text."
- RL.2.5 "Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action."
- RL.2.7 "Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot."
- 5 page lesson plan with the following sections:
Rationale, objectives, CCSS, activities overview, materials list, activities procedure, assessment rubric
- Read-aloud resources sheet
- Play Dough Recipe worksheet
- Blank Story Recipe worksheet
- Super Story Recipe worksheet and filled out example
- Story Ingredient Cards
Print story ingredient cards & cut apart in order to be used in the read-aloud extension. Lamination or contact paper recommended for reuse.
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