RL.1.3 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3

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"Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details."

These lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

Lesson Plans

Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
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Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Your kids will love learning about setting, characters and events as they listen to a classic tale and play a simple game. This lesson helps students improve their reading comprehension skills while they have fun.
Year one
Reading & Writing
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All About Me: Character Traits
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All About Me: Character Traits
It's all about me! In this lesson, students will identify character traits in a story and decide if they have the same traits. This lesson incorporates literature, writing, comparison skills, and social skills.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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First Day of School with Marley!
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First Day of School with Marley!
Help ease your students into the school year with this lesson that helps them share their feelings about the first day of school.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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What Happened?
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What Happened?
Help your students' story telling abilities grow with this lesson that helps them recount what happened in a story and has them point out key details.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Craft Stick Story Elements
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Craft Stick Story Elements
This comprehensive overview of story elements will definitely leave students with a better understanding of author's purpose, character traits, sequence, and main idea. It features the acclaimed Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Storytelling: Identifying Elements in Wonderland
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Storytelling: Identifying Elements in Wonderland
In this lesson, your students will be taken into wonderland by reading familiar stories such as The Ugly Duckling. Your students will identify characters, setting, and main events in these stories.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
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Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
Do you have students who are constantly asking what, who, where, why, how, and when? It's your turn to ask now! Have them read various stories and ask them to answer these questions in this lesson.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Main Ideas and Details
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Main Ideas and Details
Take your students to a magical place by having them read stories such as "The Ugly Duckling" and "Rumpelstiltskin." They can read these magical stories and figure out the main idea and details in them!
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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The Three Little Pigs' Revenge
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The Three Little Pigs' Revenge
In this funny twist of the "Three Little Pigs," the wolf ends up rather confused! After reading this story, your students will have a great time acting out their versions of "Who's at the Door? A Split-Page Surprise Book" by Jonathan Allen.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Writing: Create a Character
Lesson plan
Writing: Create a Character
Your students will hone their creative writing skills as they design their own fictional characters. Use this lesson to introduce the concept of using key details and descriptive language during the prewriting phase of storytelling.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Character Detectives
Lesson plan
Character Detectives
Your students will learn all about what makes a fictional character special when they become character detectives! Use this lesson to introduce the concept of using key details from a text to gather information.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Crafting a Character
Lesson plan
Crafting a Character
Your students will use a well-loved story to learn how to create their own detailed characters. This lesson focuses on understanding the pre-writing and planning phase of storytelling.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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How to Analyze a Character
Lesson plan
How to Analyze a Character
Your students become masters at character analysis as they learn how to describe fictional characters by identifying traits and providing concrete evidence to support their thinking.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Here Comes the Easter...?
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Here Comes the Easter...?
In this fun Easter-themed lesson, students will get to practise identifying characters, setting, and events, all while learning about a very silly cat!
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
Lesson plan
Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
Your students will love learning all about the playful characters in a classic read-aloud text while digging into what makes characters unique. Use as a stand-alone or support lesson for the How to Analyze a Character lesson plan.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Learn Story Elements
Lesson plan
Learn Story Elements
Through this lesson, your students will use academic vocabulary to discuss character traits, author's purpose, and the sequence of events in a story.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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