The Treasure Summary | Plot Diagram
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 2-3
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group
Type of Activity: Parts of a StoryCommon Core Standards
- [ELA-Literacy/W/2/3] Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
- [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/2] Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
- [ELA-Literacy/L/3/2] Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
In this activity, students decide on what they think the important parts in the text are, and categorize them into the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Having students decide on the beginning, middle, and end will help them break up the text, and make it easier to choose one or two main events to create. Students can plan their ideas with a partner or individually and decide what main parts they would like to add to their storyboard.
Example The Treasure Summary
Isaac has a reoccurring dream that tells him to go to the capital city and look for treasure by the bridge of the Royal Palace. He decides he will listen to his dream and journeys to the Palace.
At the Palace, the Captain of the Guards asks him why he is there and the man explains his dream. The Captain laughs and says it's a pity the man has traveled so far for a dream.
Isaac travels back to his home and digs under the stove and finds a treasure! He builds a house of prayer and adds an inscription. He sends a priceless ruby to the Captain of the Guards. Isaac is content and is never poor again.
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Make a storyboard summary of The Treasure.
- Make a picture that shows the beginning of the story.
- Make a picture that shows the middle of the story.
- Make a picture that shows the end of the story.
- Write a sentence under each picture.
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