Plot Development: Snowman Writing Unit Storyboard & Anchor Chart

$5.00

Subject: English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grade Levels: 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Resource Type: Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
File Type: PDF
File Size: 3 MB
Number of Pages: 30
Answer Key: Rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 Week

Description

Plot Development: Snowman Writing Unit Storyboard & Anchor Chart:

Use this narrative writing unit to help students write a well-developed plot for a snowman story. Teachers create an anchor chart to help students remember the lesson, and students fill in their own chart for their notes.

Students then begin their creative writing by examining the plot of a mentor text. During prewriting, they brainstorm possible supporting character, settings, and problems/themes.

After they finish brainstorming, students move on to planning the exposition (beginning), climax, and resolution (ending) of their story. After students have chosen these events, they will use an included storyboard to sketch their story, then write each scene.

Also included is a setting planning sheet for students who are ready for an extension, student checklist, rubric, and final copy paper. In addition, two versions of the anchor chart and planning pages are included so teachers can select to either use the terms exposition and resolution or beginning and ending.

Everything needed to publish a final story is included – just print and go! This resource includes:

– Suggested Lesson Plan
– Anchor Chart (printable pieces)
– Writing Samples
– Character & Setting Ideas Reference Sheets
– Student Anchor Chart/Note Sheet
– Student Writing Prompt
– Plot Planner Sheet
– Plot Storyboard Sheets
– Picture the Setting Sheet
– Student Writing Checklist
– Narrative Writing Rubric
– Final Copy Paper

The length this lesson takes will depend upon how long students take to write the story, as well as if teachers decide to publish a final copy of the story.

If you use this lesson in your class, please let me know how it goes!

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