Activity Overview

The setting of a story is the location and time, or the where and when. Settings often play a crucial role especially in the case of historical fiction. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley takes place at the onset of World War II, and many of the story's events are dependent upon this fact.In this activity, students will illustrate and describe the different settings of the book.

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a storyboard identifying the different settings in the book The War That Saved My Life.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify the settings in the book, The War That Saved My Life.
  3. Add appropriate scenes, items, textables, etc. to illustrate each.
  4. Write a description for each cell.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Setting Map

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10/3] Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
  • [SCI-HS-ETS1-1] Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/7] Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/9] Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

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