1. Topic-
Story Writing Using a Story Pyramid
2. Content-
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Characters identified and described appropriately
2. Details provided about the setting of the story
3. Problems or Conflicts identified
4. Events described
5. Solutions provided
6. Capitalization, spelling and punctuation correct
4. Objectives-
1. Student will create story using specific story pyramid
2. Student will identify key details of story
3. Student will check details provided against story pyramid directives
5. Materials and Aids-
1. Completed Story Pyramid illustration (transparency or Promethean Board)
2. Example of completed story (transparency or Promethean Board)
3. Hard copies of blank Story Pyramid outlines
4. Hard copies of the completed story example
5. Paper
6. Pencils
7. Imaginations
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Tell students that they will be creating a story
2. Tell students that they will be using a story writing tool, known as a Story Pyramid, to complete their story
3. Explain the importance of capitalization, punctuation and spelling expectations

B. Development-

Show students a completed Story Pyramid and talk about a few of the components in relation to the completed story

C. Practice-

1. Provide the students with copies of the blank Story Pyramid outlines
2. Ask students to think about something they want to write about
3. Provide examples for students having trouble coming up with ideas
4. Begin with line one of the Story Pyramid and have the student fill in that line
5. Check for questions

D. Independent Practice-

1. Direct students to continue with line two and so on of the pyramid
2. Instruct students to ask questions during the first couple of lines of the pyramid
3. Have students work independently, while walking around and checking for accuracy

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Offer partnered activity for those in need of assistance with certain reading challenges, etc.
2. Offer group efforts to students needing assistance throughout the activity
3. Keep examples posted on Promethean Board or via transparencies

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Answer questions about particulars of the activity
2. Have students trade papers about half-way through the assignment to facilitate peer-evaluation
3. Follow up with students who are having trouble with the assignment

G. Closure-

1. Summarize the lesson and activity
2. Check for remaining questions
3. Ask students how this type of activity could help them going forward
7. Evaluation-
1. Did the information from the Story Pyramid match the details of the story?
2. Did the story make sense and include a beginning, a middle and an ending?
8. Teacher Reflection-
Was the lesson plan and activity effective and accomplish goals desired?

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