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Activity Overview


Literary conflicts are important for students to be able to identify as they read stories. The conflicts that the main character faces help drive the story forward. In this activity, students will create a storyboard illustrating examples of literary conflict in Lily's Crossing. Having students choose an example of each literary conflict is an excellent way to reinforce the lesson, and gives the students a chance to creatively show what they have learned.

Examples of Conflict in Lily's Crossing

Character vs. Character: Lily is extremely upset and angry at her father for leaving, even though she knows it is what he has to do.

Character vs. Self: Lily constantly feels guilty about her lying but cannot seem to stop.

Character vs. Nature: Lily is up against high waves and rough sea when she sets out to rescue Albert.


Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a 3 cell storyboard that describes and illustrates the literary conflicts in Lily’s Crossing.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Write a conflict in each heading.
  3. Create an illustration that represents each conflict using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Write a short summary of each conflict in the space below the illustration.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-6

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Types of Literary Conflict

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/3] Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/4/1] Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/4/9] Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

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