Lesson Plan

Create Your Own Story

Provide your ELs with extra practice using transition words to create a story. This activity can be used as a stand alone or a support lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Beginning, Middle, and End Mix Up lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Beginning, Middle, and End Mix Up lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to describe the beginning, middle, and end of a story.

Language

Students will be able to describe the beginning, middle, and end of a story with transition words using a paragraph frame.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • Choose a familiar short fictional picture book from your classroom library. Begin a picture walk, asking students to describe, based on the pictures, what's happening in the story. Use active questioning to engage students and make sure you include the following vocabulary words: beginning, character, setting, middle, problem, end, solution. Briefly define elements of fictional text using student-friendly definitions.
  • Explain that today they will be creating their own fictional story in small groups. Have students choral chant the learning goal for the lesson: "I can describe the beginning, middle, and end of a story with transition words using a paragraph frame."