Lesson Plan

We’ve Got a Problem!

What’s the problem? Teach your students to identify the problem and solution in a piece of fiction.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the problem and solution in a fictional story.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
Problem & Solution Organizer
  • Read a familiar short story aloud, such as "The Three Little Pigs" (or see suggested media for a digital read aloud version).
  • Tell students that together you are going to learn how to identify the problem and solution in a story.
  • Review the definition of problem (the conflict that gets in the way of the main character getting what they want or need) and solution (a resolution or answer that helps the main character solve the problem; the solution is not always the conclusion of the story).