Help your ELs learn how to identify the problem and solution in a fictional text by using transition words as a foundation for their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support to the lesson There’s No I in Theme-work!
Students will be able to find and articulate the theme of a fictional text as a general life lesson.
Students will be able to determine and write about the problem and solution in a fiction text with transition words using sentence frames.
Tell students that today they will be learning about the problem and solution in fictional stories.
Provide an antecdotal example of problem and solution, such as the following: "This morning, I poured a bowl of cereal for myself for breakfast. But, when I looked in the refrigerator, I realized I didn't have any milk. So, I decided to have a smoothie for breakfast instead."
Explain that when you didn't have milk, that was a problem. But, when you made something different for breakfast, that was a solution.