Lesson Plan

Identifying Character and Setting

In this support lesson, ELs will learn how to identify the characters and setting in a story while using noun phrases to support their understanding. It can be used alone or as support for the lesson Exploring the Features of a Book Series.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Exploring the Features of a Book Series lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Exploring the Features of a Book Series lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify the features that all books in a series share.

Language

Students will be able to identify the characters and setting of a story with noun phrases using interactive supports.

Introduction

(1 minutes)
Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer ModelUsing Noun Phrases for Character & SettingFind the Noun Phrases: Character & SettingElements of a Story: Sort It Out!Character and Setting Pre-WriteVocabulary Cards: Identifying Character and SettingGlossary: Identifying Character and SettingTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Tell students that today they will be studying two elements of fiction, characters and setting.
  • Explain the language objective in student-friendly terms (i.e., "We will be looking for noun phrases to help us learn about the characters and setting in a story.")