Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII

  • Fourth Grade
  • Reading
  • 70 minutes
  • Standards: RL.4.3
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November 3, 2015
by Elizabeth S. Tyree

Sometimes authors choose to describe their setting for readers to imagine, but don't actually tell them where the story is set! In this lesson, students will learn to deduce settings from context.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to deduce story setting from context clues and write their own setting.

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Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Ask students to get out their workbooks and pencils.
  • Discuss terms they might see when reading that describe setting, such as dark, bright, grassy, or house.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Read the paragraph on page 15.
  • Answer the first 3 questions as a class.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Instruct students to complete the other questions on page 15 while you walk around the classroom, observing and helping as needed.

Independent Working Time (30 minutes)

  • Ask students to complete the rest of the workbook on their own.



  • Enrichment: Students in need of enrichment may be allowed to draw and describe their own settings for stories.
  • Support: Students in need of support may be given one-on-one time with the teacher or a peer tutor.


Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Students will turn in the remainder of their workbook for assessment.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Review literary vocabulary and discuss setting in particular.

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