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Authoring an Epilogue That Helps Our Characters Live On
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
New York, New York
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- An overhead projector, LCD projector, interactive whiteboard, or chart paper
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.
- Epilogue Template
- Character Trait Printout
- Picture Books that Illustrate Well-Developed Characters
- Epilogue Rubric
- Example Epilogue
- A Teacher’s Guide to books by Eve Bunting
This website features some of Eve Bunting's popular picture books with accompanying activities and resources that support children's understanding of the books themselves.
- Video Interviews: Eve Bunting
The video on this website shows an interview of Eve Bunting in which she explains how she goes through the writing process, shares some of her personal history, and gives some background on her beloved children's books. There are additional resources for parents and educators that support many areas in reading.
- Student Art Work: All About Me Collages
On this website there are examples of student artwork based primarily on the human form. The "All About Me" collages feature cutouts the artist made to depict him or herself in the center with adjectives that describe him or her encircling the cutout.
- Read and familiarize yourself with One Green Apple before you read it to the students. You will need to have a good understanding of the plot and the main character in order to teach students how the character changes across the story.
- Make copies of the handouts for the students: Character Trait Printout and Epilogue Template.
- Write an epilogue for One Green Apple as an example for students.
- Review the Epilogue Rubric to familiarize yourself with the expectations of this lesson. You will later use the rubric to assess the students’ epilogues.