Story Mountain Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has been an educator for 25+ years - as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, and a university instructor. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

A story mountain (or story arc) is a visual representation of a story that helps students see its different components. In this lesson plan, students will practice creating story mountains for common stories.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this lesson, students will:

  • Explain the concept of a story mountain (or story arc)
  • Draw and label a story mountain

Length

45-50 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

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