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Picture-Perfect Story Settings

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Using common picture books, teachers can help learners develop the setting for their next creative writing projects.
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Story Setting - The Art Lesson by Tomi dePaola

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students read the book The Art Lesson by Tomi dePaola and analyze the story. In this setting lesson, students discuss the importance of the setting and how it helps us understand the story. Students answer questions and chart their...
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Story Settings

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this recognizing the setting of stories and precise descriptive writing worksheet, students fill in the blanks to describe where they are sitting in the classroom and their home towns. Students fill in 14 blanks.
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Setting the Scene with Paint

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners consider different story settings and how they add to character and plot development. They choose settings to recreate in three dimensions using stencil, printing, and stamping techniques with paint.
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The Teacher from the Black Lagoon

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Read and analyze the book, The Teacher From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler with your class. They will compare/contrast the two Mrs. Greens with a Venn diagram, design a new book cover, create a paper mache mask, and complete a story...
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Is there a map in that story?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine different pieces of literature from specific isolated Pacific islands. In this Geography instructional activity, 8th graders read and interpret a written selection. Students construct a map of the stories setting.
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Tell a Fairy Tale with Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of a familiar fairy tale introduces the concept of story elements—main characters, setting, and plot. Multiple retellings of the story set to music get scholars moving as they dance. Movements portray story elements and tell...
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Story Elements

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This 97-slide PowerPoint uses Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Jeanne DuPrau's The City of Ember, to illustrate the elements of a story. Setting, plot, characterization (both flat and...
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Introduction to the Short Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How should pupils read short stories? Set them up for this unit with an introductory instructional activity that goes over the main characteristics of a short story and starts learners off reading their first short story of the unit. In...
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How to Explore Religious Teachings Without Prejudice

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Setting goals plays a major role in becoming a self motivated learner. Students will read and discuss a story, set personal goals, and analyze a sacred prayer. This lesson includes: teacher evaluation, goal worksheet, prayers, story, and...
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Little Red Riding Hood

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Here is a short, but effective, four-slide presentation on the sequence of events in the story, Little Red Riding Hood. The elements of the story (setting, characters, plot, etc.) are present, then a slide which puts the story in order...
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Lesson: Ahoy! A Painting!

For Teachers K - 12th
Kids listen to the story, How I Became a Pirate and analyze the painting, Our Lady of the Victory of Malaga. So, what do these to things have in common? The art depicts the time period and style. And, the story sets their imaginations...
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Dealing with Feelings

For Teachers 6th Standards
Five activities encourage scholars to look inside, get in touch with their emotions, and express their feelings appropriately. Stories set the stage for feeling identification and in-depth discussions. Role play and the act of miming...
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The Chosen: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"What my father had anticipated was now actually happening." The Chosen explores the complicated relationships between parents and their children. Readers make personal connections to Chiam Potok's story, set in Brooklyn's Hasidic...
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Finding the Story Setting

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss important things to know when reading stories, identify setting in variety of stories, create story map to record information as they are reading, state setting in their own words, discuss whether they thought...
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Dusty Locks and the Three Bears

For Teachers K
Read this twist on Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Dusty Locks and the Three Bears by Susan Lowell. Kindergartners listen, predict, and discuss the story. They then participate in a dramatization of the story and draw a picture to...
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Different Strokes For Different Folktales

For Teachers K - 1st
Young readers use graphic organizers, such as Venn diagrams and story maps, to analyze a variety of folktales and the elements of a story. They use writing, sequencing activities, and creative art to identify the morals learned from a...
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Making A Story Map

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Sixth graders learn to plan a story by using a story map. They analyze a detailed sample story map and answer 5 questions about it. Then, plan their own story using a story map template.
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Adventure Story

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
It's always fun to make up something together as a class. This fine lesson has children make up and illustrate a collaborative adventure story. The essential elements of a good story (setting, characters, plot, help, conclusion) are all...
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Hogwarts

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students write an essay about the special qualities that they would bring to Hogwarts (or whatever the story setting). They set up a Harry Potter trivia game show with different characters acting as the host. They list their magical...
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The Hunter Using Children's Literature to Teach the Geography of Africa

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars are able to answer basic questions about the region and the use of natural resources, sketch a mental map of the story's setting, and find their way through the thematic maze/map.
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Where Is Your Story Set?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore the concept of setting in literature by identifying their own current setting, and imagining what their ideal setting would be. They read a piece of literature, identify the setting and record the information on a chart.
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Literary Element : Setting

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this language arts worksheet, students focus on story setting. Using the graphic organizer provided, students fill in the time, place, and backdrop of the given story.
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The Jungle Book Pt. 7

For Students 7th - 12th
Quiz your class on the last pages of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Like the creative novel, quiz questions focus on talking animals and their relationships. Multiple-choice answers give readers a little bit of help.

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