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Utilizing Visual Images for Creating and Conveying Setting in Written Text

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Utilizing Visual Images for Creating and Conveying Setting in Written Text

Grades 3 – 6
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kathleen E.S. Church

New Hartford, Connecticut

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Student Interactives

Professional Library

Activities & Projects

 

LESSON PLANS

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.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Teaching Point of View With Two Bad Ants

Students will be crawling all over this assignment when they use illustrations and text to learn about life from a bug’s point of view.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Travel Brochures: Highlighting the Setting of a Story

Readers are often transported to the places mentioned in texts through words and descriptions. This lesson invites students to create travel brochures about the setting of texts they have read.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Doodle Splash: Using Graphics to Discuss Literature

Students keep a doodle journal while reading short stories by a common author. In small groups, students then combine their doodles into a graphic representation of the text.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 8  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Book Cover Creator

The Book Cover Creator is designed to allow users to type and illustrate front book covers, front and back covers, and full dust jackets. Students can use the tool to create new covers for books that they read as well as to create covers for books they write individually or as a class.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Doodle Splash

Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing online drawing with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Finding the Thread: Character, Setting, and Theme

An annotated bibliography of books that exemplify the plot elements, character, setting, and theme. Includes guidelines on how to do a book talk.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Explore and Write About Nature

In this activity, children look closely at living things in their natural environments and then make books about what they see.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Comics and Graphic Novels

Instead of creating traditional book reports or writing summaries, get “graphic” by creating a comic book or cartoon adaptation of the major scenes from the books.

 

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