1st Grade Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of stories.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about story elements.
• Explore and apply the concept of story elements.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of stories.
• Orally use words that describe stories.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about story elements.
• Use key concept words [character, predicament, solution].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about:
• What is a story.
• Story elements.
Model• After the host introduces the slide show, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What are they doing in the photo? (Reading). Do you think the boy is enjoying the book? Why? (Yes, because he is smiling.)
• Ask children: What are your favorite kinds of stories? (answers will vary).
• Say: There are many different kinds of stories such as scary stories, funny stories, true stories, and stories about history and science. What kind of story would you like to write about? (answers will vary).
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next three slides, showing them different story elements. Always have the children describe the story elements for their own story.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask children to create their own character and discuss it. After the second game, have them discuss stories that their friends like.
Close• Ask children: What kind of stories do you read before you go to bed?
• Say: Stories are a great way to earn about things or to make us think about things. Think about a story that taught you something.