Lesson Plan

Map a Story

This lesson will help your students summarize short stories and describe how characters respond to challenges using a story map. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support lesson for the Story Mapping Group Work lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Story Mapping Group Work lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Story Mapping Group Work lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to describe how characters respond to challenges in a story plot.

Language

Students will be able to summarize character reactions within a story using sentence frames.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Project the story map(s) and explain that today students will be using a story map to organize the parts of a story.
  • Explain that many stories have a problem and solution that can be described simply with a "somebody wanted, but, so, then" summary.
  • Access prior knowledge of the term summary by writing it on the board and asking for volunteers to define it.
  • Complete a Frayer Model with the students for the term summary and check their comprehension throughout by asking them to orally repeat the definition or provide examples.

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