Our Describing Story Events lesson plan equips students to identify story events, which is a crucial skill for comprehension, retelling, summarizing, and synopsis. Understanding a problem and solution will provide students with a gateway to understanding various forms of conflict (character vs. character, character vs. nature, character vs. self, etc.) and the motivations of characters and the importance of setting. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively to read a story and fill out a story mountain showing the events of the story. Students are also asked to do the same on their own in order to demonstrate their understanding.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to independently identify story events including introduction, conclusion, climax, rising action, and resolution. Students will also be able to state a purpose for identifying story events.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5