Discovering Story Elements
Students will watch brief video clips that describe the elements of a story; plot, setting and characters. Students will enjoy Mobi's antics! The story element vocabulary is explained clearly.
2 Direct Instruction
Shared Reading of any fiction text...this step does not require an app or website. Many students are more engaged by digital storybooks...I would also recommend any website that shares quality literature.
3 Guided Practice
Students will create a story map for "Where the Wild Things Are" with a partner.
There are several maps: Character Map, Conflict Map, Resolution Map, and Setting Map. I would assign groups to complete different maps, they could also compare their answers between groups. The website cannot check for understanding, the teacher will need to do this.
4 Independent Practice
Student will choose another fiction text to read.
Students will create a map or maps based on their independently chosen text.