Story Structure Anchor StandardR.5
- Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
RL.2.5 - Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
RL.3.5 - Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
RL.4.5 - Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
RL.5.5 - Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
RL.6.5 - Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
RL.7.5 - Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
RL.8.5 - Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
RL.9-10.5 - Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
RL.11-12.5 - Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
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Shari/ June 21, 2012
Thanks so much for your worksheets. I teach 4th/5th grade. With just some slight modification, these will be very useful in teaching my students about story structure. The best part is that your stories are very interesting. I know my students will enjoy them, and that will make my job a lot easier.
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Mr. Morton/ March 3, 2012
I’m sorry, but I just have not designed the site in that way. These are materials that I created for my 7th and 8th grade students. Feel free to open the RTF files and modify the texts in any way to meet your child’s needs.
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Mr. Morton/ January 31, 2012
Actually, if you click the links that say “View Answers” or “Answers,” you’ll get your answers. But remember that responses may vary on these activities, and there may be more than one correct response.
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Mr. Morton/ January 31, 2012
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Mr. Morton/ December 14, 2011
Thanks! I’m always trying to add new things. come back soon.
Shannon/ December 1, 2011
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Mr. Morton/ December 1, 2011
Not currently, but I’d love to get some here soon. Thanks for visiting.
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sonia/ October 23, 2011
I teach second grade do you have something easier that I can use for story structures and text organization?
Mr. Morton/ October 30, 2011
Sorry… I only have what I have. Much of it is probably not appropriate for second grade students. But, perhaps you can simplify the language and concepts. Download the RTF files and feel free to edit away. Thanks for visiting.
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nano/ September 10, 2011
Thank you for the wonderful worksheets! My students love the story ” When Gertrude Grew Great”
Mr. Morton/ September 13, 2011
Happy to hear it. I hope to add to this section soon.
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Jeanne Caputo/ May 15, 2011
I am referring to the story “When Gertrude Grew Great” in a paper I am writing about teaching story structure. Could you tell me the author (I need to cite it for my paper). Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated! This website is terrific!
Mr. Morton/ May 15, 2011
No problem. I wrote that: Don Morton. Thanks for visiting.
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Mr. Morton/ April 12, 2011
Thanks for visiting, Mrs. Coats. Your feedback is appreciated.
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Well thank you so much for saying so, Ms. Bengtson. I just made this site in December though, so you didn’t miss too much.
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