Category: Graphic Organizer

Basic Plot Structure – Overcoming the Monster

Booker's Overcoming the Monster

Christopher Booker’s book The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories outlines seven plots. One of these seven is ‘Overcoming the Monster.’ In this plot, the main character sets out to defeat the evil bad guy. This antagonist usually harms others that get in his way. This selfish character sometimes causes a threat to the hero’s homelandThe selfless hero rescues others such as a princess or destroys a terrifying beast.

Plot Description

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Teaching Conflicts in Literature

This blog post contains ideas for teaching 'Conflicts in Literature.' It includes an anchor chart and free materials including a foldable organizer and PowerPoint lesson.

When I realized that I have a number of resources on ‘Types of Conflict in Literature,’ but they are scattered throughout my website and blog, I decided to create one post with information plus links to help people find the materials.

Defintions

In a person vs. supernatural conflict, a character battles that which is beyond nature. It can’t be explained by natural law. This could be witches, vampires, mythical creatures, and so forth. Continue Reading

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ACE – A Writing Strategy

Help students organize their writing by using the ACE Strategy. This teaching device helps organize the answers to short answer/constructive response questions. It prevents students from guessing the answers by providing a structured response to the question.

Help students organize their writing by using the ACE Writing Strategy. This teaching device helps organize the answers to short answer/constructive response questions. It prevents students from guessing the answers by providing a structured response to the question. The acronym stands for…

A – Answer all parts of the question in complete sentences. Continue Reading

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RUNNERS – A Test Taking Strategy

Help students succeed when answering multiple choice questions with the RUNNERS Strategy. This acronym teaching device helps students break down reading passages, so they can more easily answer multiple choice questions. By implementing this strategy, students will first have a better understanding of what they read causing them to more accurately answer questions.

Help students succeed when answering multiple choice questions with the RUNNERS Strategy. This acronym teaching device helps students break down reading passages, so they can more easily answer multiple choice questions. By implementing this strategy, students will have a better understanding of what they read causing them to more accurately answer questions.

R – Read the title and predict. Continue Reading

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Wish by Barbara O’Connor Teaching Activities

Wish by Barbara O'Connor

After seeing a cardinal, close your eyes, spit three times, and make a wish. — You can make a wish if you clap three times before crossing a state line. — You can make a wish if you see a camel-shaped cloud.

The Story

These are just a few of the unusual things Charlie uses to make her daily wish; the same wish she has made every day since fourth grade.  Continue Reading

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Choice Boards (Think-Tac-Toe, BINGO, Menus, RAFT, & 1-3-5)

Free Choice Board Templates

(Think-Tac-Toe, BINGO, Menus, RAFT, and 1-3-5)

Units of study that provide students with the option to choose tasks is a great way to differentiate instruction. Activities are placed on graphic organizers for students to select. Tasks may be organized based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, the complexity of the tasks, learning styles, or multiple intelligence.

Some advantages include — Continue Reading

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Suffix Teaching Activities and Ideas

Free Activity for Google Slides

Are you looking for some activities to teach suffixes? Check out these free materials including activities for Google Slides, anchor charts and a PowerPoint.

Be sure to check out last week’s post “Prefix Teaching Activities and Ideas.” The prefix post contains some ideas and free printables for teaching suffixes.  Continue Reading

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