Using Picture Books to Teach Setting Development in Writing Workshop


  • Aug 23 2010 10:18 AM

    Louise Bigham

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In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students examine the craft of developing the setting of a story through focused experiences with picture books. Students carefully analyze setting portrayal using the text and illustrations as cues, and tools including the ReadWriteThink online interactive Story Map. They then apply the characteristics of a well-developed setting to selected examples of their own writing. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Writing Strategies, English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension