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ELA2R4. The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from grade-level text.

How to Make a Story Map Learn how to make a story map step-by-step.

Story Map Use this simple outline to help students identify key elements that make up a story: characters, setting, problem, and solution. Add to the map or change the labels to fit any story.

Story Map Print this story map and have students fill in the elements of a story.

Story Map Print this form and fill in the needed information.

Story Map Organizer Describe the parts of your story by filling in the boxes. Don't forget to print the page!

Quia - Start Your Story! Identify the elements of a narrative story.

Quia - The Elements of Narrative Fiction Fun games to play to review the elements of a fictional narrative.

Graphic Organizers Graphic Organizers are used to enhance pre- and post-reading experiences during Guided Reading.  Listed below are links to examples and directions for some of the more common graphic organizers.

Story Map Graphic Organizer Printouts Story map graphic organizers help the student identify the elements of the story and the theme or moral of the story. Some of the many elements of a story include the important characters (their appearance, personality traits, and motivations), the setting of the story (time and place), the problem faced by the characters, how the problem is approached, and the outcome.

Story Mapping This set of graphic organizers is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of a story, which include character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

Character Map Print this form and fill in the needed information.

Drama Mapping This set of graphic organizers is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of a story, which include character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

blue spotted cowFiction Vs. Nonfiction Let's practice deciding if what you hear is fiction or non-fiction.  Remember, fiction is an entertaining, make-believe story that is not real; non-fiction is true information that gives you facts to explain something.

Quia - Fiction VS Nonfiction Jeopardy Type the letter "F" (for fiction) or the letters "NF" (for nonfiction) as the answer to each of the questions in this Jeopardy game.

Book-Pop Illustrated stories with full audio, professionally done.

Story Pop Narrated stories with full audio, professionally done.

read stories! Global Story Train Start a story and make it the first chapter in a virtual story train. Continue and enhance a story train by building the second car. Finish a story and make the train run around the world!

StoryPlace Story Place - The Children's Digital Library Welcome to Story Place, the ultimate Children's Digital Library. Explore our pages full of stories and activities for children young and old.

Readquarium Discover treasure through reading!

It's Fun to Read! About Me, Art Gallery, Magic and more!

Back to I'm ReadingI'm Reading! Read plays, fiction and nonfiction, comics, folk tales, Greek myths, and Chinese fables.

Reading Easy stories with quizzes and other online activities.


Stories from the Web 7 to 11 Area Stories From The Web - Stories Here you can see all the story and poetry titles featured on Stories from the Web and find out more about your favorite authors, poets and illustrators....

Children's Reading Room Here you'll find a selection of stories you can print out and read over and over again. Some of the characters have put their own homepage up on the web here for you to visit too!

David's Desk - Reading Activities The following are electronic e-texts of a variety of books. The originals were done by Project Gutenburg. I have adapted the ones below to make them easier to use in talking word processors.

Picture of Cliff Hanger Between the Lions Our medieval knights blend words, "joust" for fun. Each joust allows five challengers to go lance-to-lance with a featured knight. Using the featured rhymes, kids can practice the most common English spelling patterns. And they'll learn the letter-sound relationships of phonics as they have fun with these rhyming words.

Image Writing DEN: The Wolf Read or hear audio information on wolves in the form of words, sentences or paragraphs.  Each section contains an interactive quiz to test for comprehension.

Image Writing DEN: Recycling Read or hear audio information on recycling in the form of words, sentences or paragraphs.  Each section contains an interactive quiz to test for comprehension.

Giggle Poetry Fun poetry for children!

Children's Storybooks Online Read lots of exciting stories like Round Bird Cant Fly, Grow Your Own Gargoyle, and The Wumpalump.  Includes stories for young children, older children and young adults.

 

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Lesson Plans/Classroom Activities

 

Elements of the Story

Examining Story Elements Using Story Map Comic Strips

Story Map

Story Map Rubric

Make a Story Map

Between the Lines: Story Map Example

Moving into Reading Preschool through Grade Two

Story Pyramid

Descriptive Character Analysis

Cause and Effect

Teaching Main Idea

A Fun Reading Comprehension Activity

Reading

Guided Reading

Guided and Independent Reading

Train Your Brain To Read Bookmark

Literature Circles

Rewarding Reading

Reciprocal Reading

Story Wheels

Teaching Comprehension Through Poetry

 

 

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