Pair Lesson Plans | Fox and SCES, Year One
PAIR Activities: CONDUCTED STORY
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will collaboratively create original narratives with a beginning, middle, and end.
- Students will actively listen while others are speaking.
- Students will use improvisation to create original stories/plot lines.
- Students will revise and edit the narrative to include descriptive details.
Integration Area/Subject: ELA
ELAGSE5W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
b. Use narrative techniques,such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
c. Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
ELAGSE5W5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language Standards 1–3 up to and including grade 5.)
TAES5.2 Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
a. Uses a playwriting process (e.g., pre-write/pre-play; prepare to write/plan dramatization; write; dramatize; reflect and edit; re-write/play; publish/perform)
b. Applies dramatic elements such as plot, point of view conflict, resolution, and significant events, in creating scripts.
TAES5.7 Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences, to create theatre
b. Examines other core content areas through theatre experiences
Chart paper, chart markers
Play CONDUCTED STORY as described. Be sure to emphasize story structure. As the story is being told, either have yourself, another teacher, or a student write the story down on the chart paper/smart board.
After the game is over, review the story as it is written. With the class, go through the revision and editing process by emphasizing and adding descriptive details to the story. Once the details are added, read the revised version of the story to the class.
Notes: If you have time, it could be interesting to add the game GUIDED IMAGERY before the revision process. Have students envision the setting, the look of the characters, etc. before going directly into the written editing phase. That lesson plan would look like this:
- Conducted Story
- Guided Imagery
- Revision/adding descriptive detail
OR you could even pull ideas for the main character/setting and play GUIDED IMAGERY before CONDUCTED STORY to see if it helps students add more descriptive detail organically.