Your students will learn academic vocabulary and use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast two short stories. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories lesson plan.
Make sequencing stories more interesting than just beginning, middle, and end! This "handy" graphic organizer can be used with all fiction to help set up a concise but thorough summary using a five finger strategy.
This literature lesson guides kids towards a deeper understanding of second grade texts through an exploration of character, setting, and plot. Kids will be challenged to answer the who, what, where, when and why of a story, in addition to determining the story's message. Two versions of the same story will be presented in order for second graders to see story elements in action.
All authors write for a reason, be it to explain, entertain, or persuade their readers. In this activity, your students will consider the author’s purpose of a book of their choosing, then justify their answer.
Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Your kids will love learning about setting, characters and events as they listen to a classic tale and play a simple game. This lesson helps students improve their reading comprehension skills while they have fun.
If a young student is to grow up and read “Ulysses” or “War and Peace,” they must be experts at fiction comprehension. Eudcation.com provides an assorted mix of comprehension tools in the Resource Library to sharpen students’ reading skills. With the resource center's range of teacher-created activities and lessons, kids transform into reliable readers with an eye for detail.
Reading Champions: Resources on Reading Comprehension
Throughout elementary education, students continue to build upon their reading comprehension. Reading fiction makes for an enjoyable way to differentiate this wonderful skill. A mixed bag of self-explanatory worksheets, easy-to-follow lessons and other hands-on activities will aid kids at all grade levels in improving their comprehension.
Stand-out workbooks include a reading lesson with the classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol. Readers follow Scrooge through the past, present and future while honing their analytical abilities. Another book on monster stories, Monster Writing, will introduce readers to Mary Shelley's “Frankenstein” and teach kids how to make connections between key points, as well as, find important quotes.
An interactive story on the Lion and The Rat is digitally read to preschool-age students so they can begin practicing comprehension before they can even read. Hands-on assignments challenge readers to convert book’s mental imagery into drawings with a fairytale map and character sketching activities. Teacher-created guided lessons, lesson plans and song videos are also available in the resource center.
The rich resources found in the Learning Library promote an interest in the wonderful world of fiction, which expands imaginations and broadens horizons.