Lesson Plan

Describe Character Actions in Order

Use this lesson to teach your students to describe the characters' actions using the basic sentence structure of subject + verb + object. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *How Do You Solve a Problem?* lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the How Do You Solve a Problem? lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the How Do You Solve a Problem? lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify the problem, solution, and how the characters try to solve the problem.

Language

Students will be able to describe character actions in sequential order with sentence structure using strategic partnerships.

Introduction

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Teach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceDescribe Character Actions with Subjects, Verbs, and ObjectsVocabulary Cards: Describe Character Actions in OrderGlossary: Describe Character Actions in OrderIt’s Grammar Time: Subject + Verb + Object
  • Engage students by asking them about what they like to do. Record the verbs they use on the board.
  • Explain that a verb is the word used to express an action. We are constantly in action or a state of being, so there are many different verbs that could be used to describe us in a single day.
  • Tell the class that today's lesson will be about describing what characters do in stories.