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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

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • 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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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

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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PREPARATION

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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