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Story Map
Story Map
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Story Map
Use this graphic organizer to have students write words or draw pictures to complete the story map.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tell Me More: Characters, Settings, and Events
Tell Me More: Characters, Settings, and Events
Lesson Plan
Tell Me More: Characters, Settings, and Events
Characters, settings, and events, oh my! In this lesson, students will dig deeper into each of these components and learn to provide specific details from their texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reader’s Theater: Fall Festival
Reader’s Theater: Fall Festival
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: Fall Festival
Use this fall-themed Reader’s Theater script to give your students practice reading fluently. Then, challenge them with reading comprehension questions about the characters and events.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Monsters Around the World
Monsters Around the World
Workbook
Monsters Around the World
Meet mythical creatures from all around the world with these creative writing prompts. Tell a story from a monster's perspective, trek the Himalayas with a yeti and create your own monster too!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Tracking Character Traits
Tracking Character Traits
Worksheet
Tracking Character Traits
With this reading exercise, students will identify a character’s traits and provide evidence from the text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dialogue and Actions to Show Character Traits
Dialogue and Actions to Show Character Traits
Worksheet
Dialogue and Actions to Show Character Traits
Analyzing what a character says and does in a story can help determine their personality or character traits. This resource gives students practice in harnessing this important reading comprehension skill.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Evaluating Character Traits: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Evaluating Character Traits: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Worksheet
Evaluating Character Traits: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Children read a classic fable with an eye toward character analysis in this reading comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Past Tense Verbs
Identifying Past Tense Verbs
Worksheet
Identifying Past Tense Verbs
Learners practice identifying and using past tense verbs in sentences in this grammar worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Text Connections
Making Text Connections
Lesson Plan
Making Text Connections
This lesson helps your students practice making text connections so they can write about their reading. It can be taught on its own or serve as a precursor to the Reading Response Letters lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
We’ve Got a Problem!
We’ve Got a Problem!
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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz
Worksheet
The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz
Readers practice analyzing a character in a work of fiction as they read a passage from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Traits: Making Inferences
Character Traits: Making Inferences
Worksheet
Character Traits: Making Inferences
Kids hunt for clues about a character's traits with this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing: Show, Don’t Tell
Writing: Show, Don’t Tell
Lesson Plan
Writing: Show, Don’t Tell
Help students learn about descriptive writing with this engaging lesson. Your class will learn to show character emotions though the “show, don’t tell” writing technique with videos, practice writing, and class participation.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Worksheet
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Use this graphic organizer to help your students identify the four elements of a fictional story: characters, setting, problem, and solution.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing and Contrasting Scary Stories
Comparing and Contrasting Scary Stories
Worksheet
Comparing and Contrasting Scary Stories
Practice comparing and contrasting scary stories using conjunctions to connect ideas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
Lesson Plan
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
In this lesson, students will use their creativity, a graphic organizer, and a fun story to learn about character analysis.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Like a Writer, Writing Like a Reader
Reading Like a Writer, Writing Like a Reader
Workbook
Reading Like a Writer, Writing Like a Reader
Reading and writing: You can't have one without the other! Get familiar with every facet of literature in this workbook. It's packed with literary analysis activities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Elements of a Story: Sort It Out!
Elements of a Story: Sort It Out!
Worksheet
Elements of a Story: Sort It Out!
During this activity, students will match parts of a story to one of four elements.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Comparison Graphic Organizer
Character Comparison Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Character Comparison Graphic Organizer
Readers practice comparing and contrasting characters in works of fiction with this versatile graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Use this resource to organize the different ways a character tries to solve a problem in a fiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Motivated Problem Solver
A Motivated Problem Solver
Worksheet
A Motivated Problem Solver
Use this resource with your students to practice not only identifying the problem and solution in a text, but also the character’s attempts at solving the problem.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Close Reading Through Word Choice
Close Reading Through Word Choice
Lesson Plan
Close Reading Through Word Choice
Every great reader and writer knows that syntax matters. During this lesson, students will use the close reading strategy to focus on word choice, and use their understanding of syntax to develop theories about patterns in the text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Pumpkin Creatures
Pumpkin Creatures
Lesson Plan
Pumpkin Creatures
This lesson plan integrates art and reading to create a character by personifying a pumpkin. Your students will enjoy writing a story about a character that they have created!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Part 1: Making Connections with Texts
Part 1: Making Connections with Texts
Worksheet
Part 1: Making Connections with Texts
This resource helps ELs make strong connections with a simple fiction text. After reading a short story, students will think about how they can connect with the text and use sentence frames to explain their thinking.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Actions and Emotions
Character Actions and Emotions
Lesson Plan
Character Actions and Emotions
Use this lesson to help your ELs describe a character’s emotion based on actions. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan