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Authoring an Epilogue That Helps Our Characters Live On

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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
Lesson Author

Molly Feeney Wood

New York, New York


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives






  • An overhead projector, LCD projector, interactive whiteboard, or chart paper

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Story Map

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Story Map

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.


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  • 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. Make copies of the handouts for the students: Character Trait Printout and Epilogue Template.
  3. Write an epilogue for One Green Apple as an example for students.
  4. Review the Epilogue Rubric to familiarize yourself with the expectations of this lesson. You will later use the rubric to assess the students’ epilogues.

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