Lesson Plan:

Once Upon a Sentence...

5.0 based on 1 rating
Download lesson plan
Click to find similar content by grade, subject, or standard.
September 25, 2015
by Elizabeth S. Tyree

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use different parts of speech appropriately to complete a fill-in-the-blank fairy tale.


Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Tell students that today, they're going to work on writing a story. For this story they'll have to remember their parts of speech.
  • Conduct a quick review with students about the different parts of speech. Suggested questions include: What are the parts of speech? What is an adverb? Can anyone tell me what a noun and a pronoun are?

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Display the Crazy Stories: A Trip to the Beach worksheet.
  • Explain to the students that today's stories are already partially written. Now they have to fill in the blanks with the correct parts of speech.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Complete the worksheet as a class, calling on the students in order to fill in each blank.

Independent Working Time (15 minutes)

  • Pass out the Fairy Tale Fill-in-the-Blank worksheet.
  • Read the instructions out loud to the students, making sure they all understand what to do.
  • Have students complete the worksheet and turn it in when finished.



  • Enrichment: Allow advanced students to create their own short fill-in-the-bank stories (they can exchange their stories with other friends).
  • Support: Struggling students may be allowed to work in pairs to complete their worksheets. They may also have their stories shortened or partially filled in by you.

Technology Integration


Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Evaluate students' worksheets and observe their participation to assess their understanding of the lesson content.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Take two or three of the completed worksheets and read a few sentences of each to the class (without including the authors' names).
  • Compare and contrast the different stories. Ask questions such as: How did these stories turn out so differently when they all have the same blank spaces? Who can tell me why each story is a little different?

How likely are you to recommend Education.com to your friends and colleagues?

Not at all likely
Extremely likely