Lesson Plan: Landmark Stories

For Grades 2 to 4: This lesson focuses on understanding setting as students are asked to develop stories surrounding popular world landmarks.

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Subject: Writing, Social Studies, Geography
Target Skills: Story Development, Research
Goal: Students will develop a story surrounding popular world landmarks. Students are expected to use real facts and details about their chosen landmark within the stories they create.

The lesson plan includes:

LESSON PLAN
Landmark Stories: Outline, Procedure, Adaptations/Modifications, Assessment, Activity Expansion

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STORYBOARDS
Li’l Stories storyboard templates are designed to help organize and guide students through formulating their ideas into a fluid story.

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TEACHERS’S GUIDE WITH ACTIVITY IDEAS, CURRICULUM MAP
Our teacher’s guide describes the Li’l Stories framework and materials in detail. It includes activity ideas, implementation tips, the curriculum map, and its alignment to common core.

Resources_CurriculumMap

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LI’L STORIES CONTENT CARDS: FAMOUS STRUCTURES
The set includes fact cards (Egyptian Pyramid, Eiffel Tower, Petra, Statue of Liberty, and Taj Mahal) and a guiding questions card designed to trigger ideas.

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LI’L STORIES CONTENT CARDS: STORY ELEMENTS
The set includes story elements (character, setting, plot, and story sequence) question triggers to help students get started in thinking about developing their ideas for new stories.

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INSTRUCTIONS
• Download lesson plan
• Print teacher’s guide, storyboards and curriculum map on 11” by 17” sheets of paper.
• Print content cards on 8 1/2” by 11” sheets of paper, fold along the dashed line and laminate.
• Use 2″ by 2″ Post-its if you’d like students to be able to edit their stories.