Identify the moving parts of the story and try to pinpoint the moments that make you laugh, make you cry, make you roll your eyes; analyze how the author does it. All writers learn by example at first, and these published books will be your best teachers.
Class copies of both reproducibles Class set of articles from various sources: A sample article to model the outlining process During Instruction Copy a class set of A Sample Outline reproducible for all students.
Copy three class sets of An Outline of My Report reproducible for all students. Copy a class set of sample articles. Schedule a class visit to your school library.
Lesson Directions Day 1 Step 1: Display a copy of A Sample Outline reproducible for the class to view. Conduct a class discussion about the main ideas and details of the article by asking students the following questions: What is the subject of the report?
What are the main ideas? What facts explain or support each main idea? Each main idea needs at least three facts to support it. Which main idea needs at least two more supporting facts?
Explain that the notes a writer has taken to write an article may include facts or ideas that fit in with the main ideas as well as facts that do not fit. Go through the sample outline and discuss these main ideas and facts. Day 2 Step 1: Display a copy of a sample article for students to view and read it aloud.
Conduct a class discussion about the main ideas and details of the sample article and come up with a subject or topic sentence for the article. Model the process of outlining an article by filling out the rest of the An Outline of My Report reproducible.
When finished, allow student to ask any questions they may have about the process. Day 3 Step 1: Distribute the second set of An Outline of My Report reproducible. Depending on students' abilities or maturity, divide the class into groups and distribute the class set of sample articles.
Have students read through the article and discuss the main ideas and details and come up with the subject or topic sentences for the article. Students should next complete the rest of their outline either in a group or independently and then compare their findings with each other.
Day 4 Step 1: Students will visit the school library and begin looking for any type of expository reading material of their choosing: If you do not have a school library, provide a selection of magazines, newspapers, Internet articles, etc.
Distribute the third set of An Outline of My Report reproducible. After locating an interesting article, students will individually begin filling out their outlines.
Near the end of the class period, instruct students to trade their outlines with a peer of their choosing to get a second opinion on the facts and details that they have located. Do details support the main idea?
Are there enough details? Day 5 Step 1: Students give their presentations using the outline. Have students conduct interviews with a person in the community who deals professionally with the topic they have chosen. For example, if the topic is cars, the student may want to interview a mechanic.
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Sep 10, · As boring as they may be, book reports are a valuable part of assessing different skills such as; writing skills, comprehension, and critical thinking.
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Story outline template is one of the useful tool outlining the format, style and layout of the story using the ready made templates in the website. Feb 23, · Writer's Notebook, Children's Story #1. What Children's Writers Must Know to Succeed Now -- Emma Dryden Interview, Part 1 - Duration: Children's Book Insider 6, views.
Nov 04, · To write a book as a kid, start by making an outline for your story so it's easier to organize all of your ideas. In your outline, include descriptions of all your main characters, the setting for your story, and the plot%(6).