Lesson: The Treasures of Lemon Brown

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to recognize plot elements in short stories and analyze characters- their traits, motivations, conflicts, points of view, relationships, and changes.

Lesson Plan

Do Now

Students will complete one of the reading comprehension exercises in the do now packet.

 

Introduction:
Today we will begin analyzing "Treasures of Lemon" by looking at the elements of plot and plotting this story.
 

 

Direct Instruction:
 

Teacher will review the 5 Elements of Plot with students.  Students will complete a guided notes activity defining:

  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Falling Action
  • Resolution

 

Guided Practice:
Students and teacher should read this story in groups.  Higher level students can read in reading groups while teacher pulls smaller groups of students.

Independent Practice:
Students will use a plot mountain to create comic stips of the important scenes in the short story.  Provide time for students to share out.


Closing:

What was Lemon Brown's Treasure?

Lesson Resources

comic strip 3 rows   Activity
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