Lesson Plan

Storyboard Superstars

Help your students become super readers! In this lesson, your students will create storyboards to identify the beginning, middle, and end in fictional texts.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the beginning, middle, and end of fictional texts.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Tell students that today you are going to discuss the order of events in a story, or the beginning, middle, and end. This can also be called the chronology of the story.
  • Introduce some keywords that will help students remember the meaning of the terms beginning, middle, and end (i.e., the beginning is what happens first, the middle of the story happens next, and the end is last).
  • Explain that together you are going to make storyboards to show the beginning, middle, and end of stories you've read. A storyboard is a tool used by writers and is often used to plan movies. It helps writers plan out the order, or sequence, of a movie or book. Show an example of a real-life storyboard (see related media).
  • Tell students that you are all going to use the storyboard process to map out the beginning, middle, and endings of stories.

Beginning

  • Provide and post student-friendly definitions of the following words (along with an image if applicable) in English and L1 if they are literate in their home language for students to refer to throughout the lesson: "beginning," "middle," "end," "chronology."

Intermediate

  • Show students examples of storyboards in their home language if applicable.