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    Great way to show character traits with examples from text

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    Procedural Text

    Kids will LOVE this. Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.

    Characterization - awesome video on introducing terms

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    retelling with the yellow brick road

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    A story without words for analyzing plot