Tag: Story Elements

Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Story Elements

Peter Pan Story Elements

Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

 

Peter Pan Story Elements

This file contains the following:

5 Character Traits Booklets

Peter Pan Story Elements ~ 5 Character Traits Booklets

Graphic Organizers

  • Plot Devices
  • Types of Conflict 

Story Elements Organizers

Links to Free Printable Anchor Charts for the following:

  • Setting
  • Point of View
  • Theme
  • Plot Development

These printables are large enough to use as anchor charts. Print them out using the poster option. Glue the pieces together, and your anchor chart is ready to use.These printables are large enough to use as anchor charts. Print out using the poster option. Glue the pieces together, and they are ready for use.

Link to a Free Story Element PowerPoint Presentation

FREE Story Elements PowerPointLink to a Story Mapping Book

Story Mapping Book

 

Free Peter Pan Book Unit

 

 

Gay Miller

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Point of View

Presenting Point of View 

By using the comparison of a diorama, my students are able to begin to understand 1st and 3rd points of view. I tell the students that in first-person, you shrink yourself and become one of the characters within the diorama. If you were writing a story set in the diorama, you would describe what is happening to you. In third-person, you are outside the diorama, looking in, and telling a story about what you see.

Point of View Activities 

Here are some online resources:

Point Out the View from PBS Kids

Quia Point of View Million Game

Maintaining Point of View

Jeopardy Review Game

Point of View Song

Learn about Point of View

Anchor Chart 

Download this free anchor chart.

Free Printable Point of View Anchor Chart

 

Printing Instructions

Adobe Reader

With Adobe Reader 10 or newer, you can print posters by splitting the document across multiple sheets of paper called tiles. After printing, you piece the tiles together. If you have an older version of Adobe Reader, you can update to a newer version with a free download here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Printing Instructions

  1. Choose File > Print
  2. A pop-up menu will open. Select the “Poster” option under “Page Sizing & Handling.” The poster is set to print 20 by 30 inches. This will tile over 8 pieces of paper. This size fits perfectly on the standard 22 by 32 inch flip chart. If you select “Size” in place of “Poster,” your poster will fit on a standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper.

Additional Resources

 Point of View Activities at Teachers Pay Teachers

Mini posters, Lap Book, Task Cards, Turn Around Upside Down Printable Books, and Games are just some of the activities your students will enjoy in this unit.

Point of View Unit at Teachers Pay Teachers 

 

Gay Miller

 

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Teaching Character Traits with Graphic Organizers

Teaching Character Traits

Describing a character in depth including describing a character’s thoughts, words, or actions is an important Common Core Standard. Beginning in 5th grade students must also be able to compare characters. Listed below are a few ways to help students understand this important standard.

#1 Use a Picture of the Character with Descriptive Words

Anchor Chart

Character Traits

Free Printable Organizers

(Just click on the image of the organizer you would like to download.)

Free Printable Character Trait Chart

 

Character Trait Chart

 

#2 Describe the Problems and Solutions the Character Faces

Anchor Chart

Problems and Solutions the Character Faces

Free Printable Organizer

(Just click on the image to download.)

 Free Printable Character Chart

#3 Compare and Contrast Two Characters

Free Printable Venn Diagram

Printing Instructions

Adobe Reader

With Adobe Reader 10 or newer, you can print posters by splitting the document across multiple sheets of paper called tiles. After printing, you piece the tiles together. If you have an older version of Adobe Reader, you can update to a newer version with a free download here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Printing Instructions

  1. Choose File > Print
  2. A pop-up menu will open. Select the “Poster” option under “Page Sizing & Handling.” The poster is set to print 20 by 30 inches. This will tile over 8 pieces of paper. This size fits perfectly on the standard 22 by 32 inch flip chart. If you select “Size” in place of “Poster,” your poster will fit on a standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper.

Additional Resources

If you are looking for additional resources, you might like to take a look at “Characters and Settings.” This resource contains mini posters, foldable graphic organizers, and activities to help teach about characters and settings.

 

Characters and Settings at Teachers Pay Teachers

Characters and Setting Unit

Gay Miller

 

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Activities for Teaching Setting in Literature

Teaching Setting

Activity #1

I often teach the setting of a story by discussing genres. I ask students to name where and when a specific genre takes place.

 

Here is an example:

Science Fiction  >> Outer Space  >> Future

Fairy Tales >> Magical Kingdom  >> Usually Past

Realistic Fiction >> Real Locations >> Usually Present

Myth >> Heaven and Earth  >> Past

Historical Fiction >> Real Location >> Past

 

Activity #2

Next we use vivid imagery to describe a setting. I really stress the “Show, Don’t Tell” concept. [You might enjoy reading this post on Show, Don’t Tell.] I have students use a chart with the five senses listed across the top. Under each category, I ask students to use short phrases to describe what a character would experience in the location.

 

See

Feel Smell Taste Hear

 

Activity #3

Next students work in small groups to examine settings in picture books. Here is a list of Picture Books with Well Developed Settings from readwritethink. Students use the Show, Don’t Tell method of describing the setting in their picture book.

 

These free “Printable Charts for Setting” may be used with Activity 3. You can download the anchor chart of your choice by clicking on the images below. Printing instructions are found below the images.

 

 Free Beach Setting Anchor Chart  Free Mountain Setting Anchor Chart
 Free City Setting Anchor Chart  Free Forest Setting Anchor Chart
 Free Blank Setting Anchor Chart

This blank setting anchor chart is editable. It will download in PowerPoint. If you would like to keep the same font that says, “Setting,” click anywhere next to the word setting in the text box and just start typing. Delete the old text AFTER you have your new text completed.

 

Printing Instructions

Adobe Reader

With Adobe Reader 10 or newer, you can print posters by splitting the document across multiple sheets of paper called tiles. After printing, you piece the tiles together. If you have an older version of Adobe Reader, you can update to a newer version with a free download here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Printing Instructions

  1. Choose File > Print
  2. A pop-up menu will open. Select the “Poster” option under “Page Sizing & Handling.” The poster is set to print 20 by 30 inches. This will tile over 8 pieces of paper. This size fits perfectly on the standard 22 by 32 inch flip chart. If you select “Size” in place of “Poster,” your poster will fit on a standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper.

 

Additional Resources

If you are looking for additional resources, you might like to take a look at “Characters and Settings.” This resource contains mini posters, foldable graphic organizers, and activities to help teach about characters and settings.

 

Characters and Settings at Teachers Pay Teachers

Characters and Setting Unit

 

Gay Miller

 

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