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Wrting Lesson Developing Scenes

Wrting Lesson Developing Scenes

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Laura Poncharik ELD-308 Lesson Plan-Writing Lesson- Developing Scenes Grade: 5 Time: 40 Minutes Standard:NJ- New

Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards Standards: 3.2: WRITING - ALL STUDENTS WILL WRITE IN CLEAR, CONCISE, ORGANIZED LANGUAGE THAT VARIES IN CONTENT AND FORM FOR DIFFERENT AUDIENCES AND PURPOSES. A. Writing as a Process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, postwriting) 1. Write stories with multiple paragraphs that develop a situation or plot, describe the setting, and include an ending. 5. Use strategies such as graphic organizers and outlines to elaborate and organize ideas for writing. Objective: Students will be able to identify the elements that compose a well-developed scene in a story. Students will be able to write scenes bases on statements generated from a story mountain graphic organizer. Materials: SMART Board, Isabella s Birthday Invitations story mountain, Isabella s Birthday Invitations scene drafts, What Makes a Good Scene handouts copies for students ,student s story mountain s , drafting paper. Lesson Sequence: Anticipatory Set: y Boys and girls, we all remember the movie, The Sand Lot. Can anyone tell me what their favorite scene is in the movie? We have the swimming pool scene, the dog chase scene. There are so many great scenes in this movie. But who can tell me what exactly a scene is? A scene is location or place where something happens or where an event or the action takes place. Why are these scenes so memorable? They make you feel as if you were there. Writers refer to scenes as vignettes when they are writing and developing their stories.

State Objective and Purpose: y Since we have been using story mountains to organize and develop our ideas in our realistic fiction writing pieces, today, we are going to continue to use the bulleted points from our story mountains to develop the scenes in our stories. Using these points, we will develop our story s scenes or vignettes by incorporating the things good writers use to write vivid scenes. When authors use theseelements it allows their readers to easily visualize what is going on in the scenes of the story.

Laura Poncharik ELD-308 Teach and Model: y y y Since we are writers and want our readers know what is going on in our stories, what do you think a scene should include? List on SMART board. Well let s compare our ideas with my list of Things Writers Include in Scenes . Use screen option to reveal worksheet, briefly discussing points. Pass out the worksheet to class. When writers include all of these elements into their scenes, it makes it easier for their readers visualize what is going on in the story. Now, let s take a look at the story mountain we have been working on as a class to better understand how these elements work. Show Isabella s Birthday Invitation story mountain on SMART board. From this story mountain, we developed statements briefly describing the events taking place in this story.So, next writers develop their scenes from these bulleted points. Change SMART board to reveal the first bulleted point about the first scene. When drafting our story scenes we bullet every story point from our story mountains on a separate pieces of paper. Let s take a look at first point we want to develop as a scene: Isabella looked at the calendar and started writing birthday invitations. She excitedly woke up the next day, jumped on the bus and was ready to hand out her invitations to her friends . Reveal first paragraph about the scene Would someone like to read this out loud? Thank you for reading. I am going to check to see if all of the things scenes should include are in this paragraph. Pointing to the parts in the paragraph, confirm the use of these examples such as: o Setting: Bedroom, Character: Isabella, Characters who want things: friends, Characters who feel: excitement etc .


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Guided Practice: y y Now, I want you to identify these elements in the next paragraphs. o Ask one student each read aloud the next two paragraphs. Thank the students. I want you to now turn and talk with your neighbor to discuss these paragraphs. Does each of these paragraphs contain these elements? Can you visualize what is going on? If not, why? You can reference your handout. After a couple of minutes. Who would like to volunteer to come to the board and highlight the elements you found in each paragraph as well as explaining the element you found. After discussion, Remember boys and girls, this scene is well developed because each one of these paragraphs contains all of these elements we have been discussing.

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Independent Practice/Assessment: y Next, I want you to use these elements to develop the scenes or vignettes from your story mountain bulleted statements. You will need toinclude all of the elements we have been discussing in order to write a scene or vignette that is easy to visualize. You should be writing on draft paper.You can use the worksheet as a guide. Remember, good writers, bullet their ideas on separate pieces of paper and work on them in the order they like. For example, maybe you begin with the bullet point that is most vivid to

Laura Poncharik ELD-308 you, then move on to the others. After writing, you can then put the scenes in the order that matches your story mountain plot.Ok, let s being writing our scenes to our story mountains. During independent writing I will be circulating the class asking students to show me where they are including these elements in their scenes.


Sharey After 15 minutes, I would like for someone to share their scene with the class. I want the rest of you to close your eyes to see if you can visualize the scene that is being read you. Ask yourself if theauthor has used all of the things that should be included in writing a scene. If the students can t, have students make suggestions to the author. Let s see if we can help the author make their scene better, by telling the author where you had a hard time visualizing the scene. Thank the reader for sharing. And praise them for their good work

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Closurey Today we have been working hard on developing scenes in our stories, who can tell me what a scene or vignette is? What do writers include in drafting a scene? Are we allowed to write about our scenes in any order? Yes, why? I look forward to reading and visualizing all the scenes you have written in your realistic fiction piece.

Assessment: y I will know if students are successful if within their writing they have used their bulleted story mountain statements to develop their story s scenes by incorporating all of these elements : A beginning, middle and end; a setting; characters who want things; characters who feel and think; obstacles that get in the way of hat characters want; and action.

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