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Using Picture Books to Teach Plot Development and Conflict Resolution

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Using Picture Books to Teach Plot Development and Conflict Resolution

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

Professional Library

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Using Picture Books to Explore Identity, Stereotyping, and Discrimination

Students analyze the concepts of identity, stereotyping, and discrimination by reading picture books; identify how these concepts are dealt with in each book; and discuss concrete actions to stop discrimination.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Developing Story Structure With Paper-Bag Skits

Lights, camera, action, and a bit of mystery! In this lesson, students use mystery props in a skit bag to create and perform in short, impromptu skits.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Using Picture Books to Teach Characterization in Writing Workshop

Students explore character development through experiences with picture books. They learn about the connections between reading and writing and apply the information they learn to revisions of their own writing.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Using Picture Books to Teach Setting Development in Writing Workshop

Students use a graphic organizer to analyze setting development in picture books. They then apply what they have learned to their own writing.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

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.

 

Grades   1 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Plot Diagram

The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom

Katie Wood Ray explains in practical terms the theoretical underpinnings of how elementary and middle school students learn to write from their reading.

 

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