Chapters, Scenes and Stanzas


In our Chapters, Scenes and Stanzas lesson plan, students learn how chapters, scenes, and stanzas are used to structure various types of literature. Students also learn about the differences between chapters, scenes, and stanzas.

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Our Chapters, Scenes and Stanzas lesson plan introduces students to the use of chapters, scenes, or stanzas and how they provide and relate to the overall structure of stories, dramas, or poems. A review of the difference between chapters, scenes, and stanzas is included in this lesson, along with a list of the elements of a story, a drama, and a poem and their definitions. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively, with a partner, to outline and write a 3 chapter story and then adapt it into a drama and a poem as well, testing their ability to write each; they then read one of their final products to the class, strengthening their presentation and public speaking skills.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.5

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5th Grade, 6th Grade