Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Story Mountain: Using Timelines to Develop Story Plot - Section 2: Modeling


Its important to make connections between their writing and their reading. I want to ground my lessons in the real-world of writers. I also want students to use the language of story elements interchangebly between reading and writing. Therefore, I consistently use "conflict" to mean the problem of the story, the "climax" to the most important or interesting part, and "resolution" to mean the solution.

By doing this, students develop stronger connections and better conceptual understanding of story elements.

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Story Mountain: Using Timelines to Develop Story Plot

Unit 4: Writing Fictional Stories
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT to plan a fictional story by identify the conflict, climax, and resolution within their story.

Big Idea: Students adapt a timeline story planning strategy to develop plot of a fictional story.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, brainstorming, conflict, climax (Literary Structure), story arc, fictional narratives, prewriting, story planning, fiction, 4th grade, story structure, resolution, timeline, planning, Fourth Grade, Story Mountain, narrative structure
  15 minutes
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