Great story to teach about character, setting, plot, descriptive writing, narrative writing, imagination, dialogue, transitions. Need to by mclardy
mclardy
mclardy Great story to teach about character, setting, plot, descriptive writing, narrative writing, imagination, dialogue, transitions. Need to
Narrative Text features
What I am .....Great song even 5th graders and 4th graders love...Will teach  narrative writing, character traits :) by lorene
lorene
lorene What I am .....Great song even 5th graders and 4th graders love...Will teach narrative writing, character traits :)
Books Worth Reading
Kids will LOVE this.  Fun video and rap about the elements of a story.  Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme. by roseann
roseann
roseann Kids will LOVE this. Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.
Education
Kids will LOVE this.  Fun video and rap about the elements of a story.  Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme. by roseann
roseann
roseann Kids will LOVE this. Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.
Education
ABC writing for a superhero - FUN lesson! Great for descriptive and narrative. by leona
leona
leona ABC writing for a superhero - FUN lesson! Great for descriptive and narrative.
Beading
Great for teaching about voice, descriptive writing, adjectives, and juicy words! by shelby
shelby
shelby Great for teaching about voice, descriptive writing, adjectives, and juicy words!
décor
Great for teaching about voice, descriptive writing, adjectives, and juicy words! by britney
britney
britney Great for teaching about voice, descriptive writing, adjectives, and juicy words!
For the Kids
popcorn writing activity: students choose one yellow piece (character) and one white piece (setting) and write a short story. by kyrie.ratliff
kyrie.ratliff
kyrie.ratliff popcorn writing activity: students choose one yellow piece (character) and one white piece (setting) and write a short story.
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popcorn writing activity: students choose one yellow piece (character) and one white piece (setting) and write a short story. by carlani
carlani
carlani popcorn writing activity: students choose one yellow piece (character) and one white piece (setting) and write a short story.
For the Classroom
popcorn writing activity: students choose one yellow piece (character) and one white piece (setting) and write a short story. by carlani
carlani
carlani popcorn writing activity: students choose one yellow piece (character) and one white piece (setting) and write a short story.
For the Classroom
Popcorn Writing Center Activity: Students pick a yellow piece of popcorn (character) and a white piece of popcorn (setting) and write a short story. Perfect do now! by carlani
carlani
carlani Popcorn Writing Center Activity: Students pick a yellow piece of popcorn (character) and a white piece of popcorn (setting) and write a short story. Perfect do now!
For the Classroom
{Creating a Book Chain} - a fun strategy for helping kids to identify plot, character and story traits. Also a great activity to use with circle stories (such as "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and others) by fashion clothing
fashion clothing
fashion clothing {Creating a Book Chain} - a fun strategy for helping kids to identify plot, character and story traits. Also a great activity to use with circle stories (such as "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and others)
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Use as a motivator for narrative writing assignment orrr as a first week of school activity to remind the kids that they need to be themselves!!! Make them feel comfortable and respected in the room :) Such a great video! by karla
karla
karla Use as a motivator for narrative writing assignment orrr as a first week of school activity to remind the kids that they need to be themselves!!! Make them feel comfortable and respected in the room :) Such a great video!
Ceiling Ideas
This is great to teach kids how to cite evidence and give reasons in opinion writing in a really fun way! "I have evidence that my dad is an alien" is an Audi commercial that can lead to a great discussion about observations. by sue
sue
sue This is great to teach kids how to cite evidence and give reasons in opinion writing in a really fun way! "I have evidence that my dad is an alien" is an Audi commercial that can lead to a great discussion about observations.
Peacock Feathers
I use this at my writing station for Daily 5. The kids love it! Roll a Story great for teaching how to make interesting elements in a story. Love this for those kids who are stuck on what to write about! by manuela
manuela
manuela I use this at my writing station for Daily 5. The kids love it! Roll a Story great for teaching how to make interesting elements in a story. Love this for those kids who are stuck on what to write about!
Jewelry and Accessories
Use the classic short story, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. First, they'll enjoy the ironic twist ending. Then, they'll dig deep into their thinking and writing. Get ready for two days of compelling discussion about writing and classic lit. by yvonne
yvonne
yvonne Use the classic short story, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. First, they'll enjoy the ironic twist ending. Then, they'll dig deep into their thinking and writing. Get ready for two days of compelling discussion about writing and classic lit.
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Quick and easy ideas for setting up a frog / pond life small world play scene for kids. Great activity for kids to foster creativity, imagination, story telling and fine motor skills. They'll love making their own little world.    #oceans #play #kids #imagination by angela
angela
angela Quick and easy ideas for setting up a frog / pond life small world play scene for kids. Great activity for kids to foster creativity, imagination, story telling and fine motor skills. They'll love making their own little world. #oceans #play #kids #imagination
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Planning Character Arcs - If you like to plan your stories ahead, you’ve almost certainly sketched out your plot. But have you planned your character arcs? Every story needs a character arc for its protagonist, even if it’s simple or subtly conveyed. And while supporting characters don’t always need an arc, stories are better off when they’re included... by nicole
nicole
nicole Planning Character Arcs - If you like to plan your stories ahead, you’ve almost certainly sketched out your plot. But have you planned your character arcs? Every story needs a character arc for its protagonist, even if it’s simple or subtly conveyed. And while supporting characters don’t always need an arc, stories are better off when they’re included...
Creative Wrapping
Great read aloud for the beginning of the year.  It lays a great foundation for what good story tellers need.  The chapters also lend themselves into writing lessons for each day. by jeannine
jeannine
jeannine Great read aloud for the beginning of the year. It lays a great foundation for what good story tellers need. The chapters also lend themselves into writing lessons for each day.
Random Happy Stuff
Oh, the Places You'll Go Writing: This is a great writing activity and ties well into a Dr. Seuss unit. I like that this writing activity builds off of the book Oh, the Places You'll Go as well as lets students create their own story and write about their own dreams. --Kaitlin Gebhard by nellie
nellie
nellie Oh, the Places You'll Go Writing: This is a great writing activity and ties well into a Dr. Seuss unit. I like that this writing activity builds off of the book Oh, the Places You'll Go as well as lets students create their own story and write about their own dreams. --Kaitlin Gebhard
My Fashions
In The Woods by Tana French. One thing I have to say about Tana French, is her characters are great; they are human, yet you still like them. The mystery plot line was not predictable, nor was the character interaction plot line which made it feel real. The case was full of detail and facts not necessary to solving the case, which I always appreciate. I like a realistic mystery, even though it felt drawn out at times. Overall very good, I hope by graciela
graciela
graciela In The Woods by Tana French. One thing I have to say about Tana French, is her characters are great; they are human, yet you still like them. The mystery plot line was not predictable, nor was the character interaction plot line which made it feel real. The case was full of detail and facts not necessary to solving the case, which I always appreciate. I like a realistic mystery, even though it felt drawn out at times. Overall very good, I hope
Spend
Yes we have the power to tell our story the way we choose it to be and create our future. Descriptive writing, using all 6 senses; taste, touch, smell, sight, hearing and feelings is very powerful by getting us into a great feeling place. When you read your story, it should feel so wonderful it almost doesn't matter if it happens because you already feel as if it did! by janell
janell
janell Yes we have the power to tell our story the way we choose it to be and create our future. Descriptive writing, using all 6 senses; taste, touch, smell, sight, hearing and feelings is very powerful by getting us into a great feeling place. When you read your story, it should feel so wonderful it almost doesn't matter if it happens because you already feel as if it did!
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This goal setting page makes a great addition to a data notebook or a working portfolio collection. This resource also includes a motivational poster with a famous quote about the need for an action plan as well as two pages of suggestions for students on how to go about setting weekly goals and finding a focus for their goal-setting.$ by lee
lee
lee This goal setting page makes a great addition to a data notebook or a working portfolio collection. This resource also includes a motivational poster with a famous quote about the need for an action plan as well as two pages of suggestions for students on how to go about setting weekly goals and finding a focus for their goal-setting.$
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This Guided Writing Packet walks students step-by-step through writing and assembling a 2-page newspaper based on “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. Student newspapers include a lead story, an editorial, a setting profile, a character profile, an interview, and their choice of either an obituary, an advice column, or a comic strip. A beautiful addition to student portfolios!   #theoutsiders   #middleschoolela by graciela
graciela
graciela This Guided Writing Packet walks students step-by-step through writing and assembling a 2-page newspaper based on “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. Student newspapers include a lead story, an editorial, a setting profile, a character profile, an interview, and their choice of either an obituary, an advice column, or a comic strip. A beautiful addition to student portfolios! #theoutsiders #middleschoolela
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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand What a story, you will fall in love with the main character, Louis Zamparini - a Vet and Olympic Athlete.  I never complain about doing a single push up or burpy.  Hillenbrand is a fantastic story teller that weaves a story with details of specific events together to create a truly magical story.  Another book club read and a great one! by lorene
lorene
lorene Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand What a story, you will fall in love with the main character, Louis Zamparini - a Vet and Olympic Athlete. I never complain about doing a single push up or burpy. Hillenbrand is a fantastic story teller that weaves a story with details of specific events together to create a truly magical story. Another book club read and a great one!
Books Worth Reading
A smooth and velvety Spanish red with intense black cherry fruit, supple, mature tannins, and a long, creamy finish. ABOUT THIS WINE:A smooth and velvety Spanish red with intense black cherry fruit, supple, mature tannins, and a long, creamy finish. The wild sunbaked landscape of DO Carinena provides the perfect setting for red wines of great warmth and character. £53.94 by Marks and Spencers
Marks and Spencers
Marks and Spencers A smooth and velvety Spanish red with intense black cherry fruit, supple, mature tannins, and a long, creamy finish. ABOUT THIS WINE:A smooth and velvety Spanish red with intense black cherry fruit, supple, mature tannins, and a long, creamy finish. The wild sunbaked landscape of DO Carinena provides the perfect setting for red wines of great warmth and character. £53.94
Red Wine
A smooth and velvety Spanish red with intense black cherry fruit, supple, mature tannins, and a long, creamy finish. ABOUT THIS WINE:A smooth and velvety Spanish red with intense black cherry fruit, supple, mature tannins, and a long, creamy finish. The wild sunbaked landscape of DO Carinena provides the perfect setting for red wines of great warmth and character. £53.94 by Marks and Spencers
Marks and Spencers
Marks and Spencers A smooth and velvety Spanish red with intense black cherry fruit, supple, mature tannins, and a long, creamy finish. ABOUT THIS WINE:A smooth and velvety Spanish red with intense black cherry fruit, supple, mature tannins, and a long, creamy finish. The wild sunbaked landscape of DO Carinena provides the perfect setting for red wines of great warmth and character. £53.94
Red Wine
It’s Mine is the story of 3 “quarrelsome” frogs who could not get along – each of them claimed that their own personal space belonged just to themselves – one claimed the air, one claimed the land and one claimed the water.  This book fits in so well when you need to have some discussions about sharing and getting along.  It has clear characters, easy to identify setting, specific problem and resolution; and a definite beginning, middle and end by graciela
graciela
graciela It’s Mine is the story of 3 “quarrelsome” frogs who could not get along – each of them claimed that their own personal space belonged just to themselves – one claimed the air, one claimed the land and one claimed the water. This book fits in so well when you need to have some discussions about sharing and getting along. It has clear characters, easy to identify setting, specific problem and resolution; and a definite beginning, middle and end
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