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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Bright Morning: Exploring Character Development in Fiction
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||40 minutes|
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.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 23
Students select a set of books to read and compare fiction and nonfiction books and discuss their findings as a class. Students can follow up by writing short stories about the topics they explored.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  July 19
Each student chooses a book that is special and writes a short story about why it deserves special mention. Students can plan the pages of their own stories and then make a Stapleless Book or use the ReadWriteThink Printing Press.
Professional Library | Book
Recognizing that the literacy demands that our students now face require their active involvement in their own learning, the author and three other successful teachers have developed a wide variety of ways to encourage that involvement.