Author:
Caitlin
Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Level:
Lower Elementary
Tags:
Lesson Plan, uol3-5, uolela, uolk-2, uollesson
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
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Text/HTML

Education Standards

Build a Story

Build a Story

Overview

"Children's Books" by lydia_x_liu is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Standards:

Reading: Literature Standard 3
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Reading: Literature Standard 5
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

Summary

Students will be asked to generate a story using story boards and visual aids. This lesson will target story elements, main idea, key details, and sequencing.

 

 

Background for Teachers

To teach this lesson, you will need an understanding of teaching story elements to students with disabilities. In terms of content, you will need knowledges about story element, teaching main idea and sequencing. Attached are resouces that can help. (Here is a link to the article the resources came from: http://mommyspeechtherapy.com/?p=4190)

 

 

Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

Learning Intentions:

  • Students will be able to generate a story using story boards and visual aids.

Success Criteria:

  • Students will identify story elements and sequence details and events.

 

Step 2 - Planning Instruction

Step 2 Planning Instruction

Student Background Knowledge

  • Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of how stories are formed, story elements, main idea, and details

Strategies for Diverse Learners

Teachers can use visual aids to help students orgainze their thoughts (I.e., story map, cue cards, etc.) give more prompting or cues to students.

Step 3 - Instruction

Step 3 Instruction

I have included a story organizer that students will fill out to help organize their thoughts before telling their story. I have also included visual aids to help students come up with characters, settings, and events.

Walk through each portion of the organizer with students - go over character, setting, events, etc. Provide writing support if needed. Students have flexiblilty in filling out the organizer - it is a guide for them to give them a visual when coming up with their story. 

After completing the organizer, students will be asked to tell the story verbally in correct sequence. Students can use their organizer to help guide their story. 

NOTE: I am a speech pathologist and only see my kids for 10-15 minutes at a time. This lesson is designed to be able to completed in 1 or 2 sessions.

  • Files:
    • Visual aids for character, setting, and events
    • Story organizer
  • Links:
    • Youtube video explaining story elements (for lower students or those who have never been exposed to the material before)
      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M0pFLXegG0&t=20s

 

Step 4 - Assessments

Step 4 Assessments

After telling their story, students will go back and reiterate what the different story elements were. To check for understanding, they will be asked to read another story (or have one read to them depending on reading level) and they will have to complete a worksheet to identify the story elements.