First Grade Story Elements
This is a great sample character map: the blue stickies describe her and the pink stickies give examples from the text, or evidence.
The Good Life: First Grade
FREE Sample Lesson: This "Point of View" freebie is a lesson from Folktales, Fairytales, and Fables, Oh My that provides your students with practice as they master the concept of reading with an eye towards perspective. It targets Common Core RL 2.6.
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Following My Heart to First Grade: Our Reader's Notebooks
Working 4 the Classroom: Classroom Anchor Charts and Posters
Have children create a bracelet using a green bead for the beginning, a red bead for the ending and 3 or more other beads for the middle. As children retell a story have them slide a bead from left to right for the beginning and then another bead for each story component. With younger children I would use three detail (middle beads) however, you may wish to increase the number with older students.