Reading Comprehension: The Who? What? When? Where? and Why? of a Story (Age: 7-8)(Ongoing Class)

Learners read, analyze, and determine the plot of a story using a variety of plot structures including the 5 Ws: Who, What, When, Where, and Why interactive foldable. Learners will also learn vocabulary terms related to the story.
Michelle Guice
20 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 15 learners
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25 minutes

per class

3x per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Learners will learn the definitions of each plot structure. 
Learners will answer text-related questions about the story using the plot structure as a guide.
Learners can use the various plot structure templates with any story they read.
As a veteran teacher of more than 23 years, I have found that my bachelor’s degree in Exceptional Student Education has helped me know HOW to teach and my master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment has allowed me to design specific curriculum to fit the needs of various learners. All students LEARN DIFFERENTLY based on their strengths and weaknesses.
         I also have the following degrees & certifications: Elementary Education K-6, Middle School English 7-9, English 9-12, and Exceptional Student Education K-12. I also have the following endorsements: Reading and ELL (ESOL).
        I have learned that the most productive method of teaching is the application or transfer step. Students LEARN by DOING and they enjoy doing as long as they are engaged in their learning. Once they understand the concept and why it is important to know and how it would benefit them, they should begin applying the skill in an authentic or real-world setting.
There is no assigned homework, but learners can complete their plot structure template if they do not finish in class.
 3 files available upon enrollment
“Plot Structure” templates (choose, download, print, and cut out) Learner: favorite story book to share with other learners. pencil with an eraser colored pencils or crayons scissors stapler
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Each learner is formatively assessed on their knowledge of the plot structure they choose to use each week. Their answers to the text-related questions about the story, and their summary of the story. 
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
A short story each week used to teach the plot of a story. 
“Plot Structure” templates by Literacy Art by Iris
“Reading Comprehension: 5 Ws of a Story” foldable mini project by Literacy Art by Iris


Michelle GuiceReading, Language Arts, and Social Studies Teacher for Kindergarten - Highschool
20 total reviews
34 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I am so excited about teaching Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies on Outschool. One of my favorite mottos is, “Happy Learning! Happy Teaching! Happy Learning!” I incorporate this motto into my philosophy of teaching in that I am... 
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