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Home Classroom Resources Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan

From Fact to Fiction: Drawing and Writing Stories

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Two to three weeks
Lesson Author

Betty Welch

San Antonio, Texas


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives






  • Little Frog's Monster Story by Anna Deren (Modern Curriculum Press, 1981)

  • Frog or Toad? by Patricia A. Lynch (Silver Burdett Ginn, 1996)

  • The Wide Mouthed Frog by Andrea Butler (Mimosa Publications, 1989)

  • Computers with Internet access

  • PowerPoint (optional)

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K-W-L Creator

Grades   3 – 8  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

K-W-L Creator

This tool allows students to create an online K-W-L chart. Saving capability makes it easy for them to start the chart before reading and then return to it to reflect on what they learned.


Venn Diagram

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.


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To prepare for this lesson, it is necessary to teach students about the elements of a story, including setting, characters, problem, solution, and ending. Use a picture book like Little Frog's Monster Story to review these elements. After reading the book, ask questions such as:

  • Where does the story take place or happen? (Setting)

  • Who are the characters in the story? (Characters)

  • What is the problem? (Problem)

  • How is the problem solved? (Solution)

  • How does the story end? (Ending)

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