Using Picture Books to Teach Plot Development and Conflict Resolution


  • Aug 13 2010 5:29 PM

    Mary Kay Monson

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In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students examine the craft of developing a story's plot and resolution of a story's conflict through focused experiences with picture books. Through an analysis of plot conflict using the text and illustrations as cues, and interactive tools such as the ReadWriteThink Story Map, students build bridges from their own experiences as readers to those skills needed as writers. Suess's "The Lorax" is used as a model, and additional literature appropriate for use with this lesson is suggested. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Literature