Lesson Plan Details


Lesson Narratives- Choiceboard- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Introduce your secondary students to four types of stories that teach lessons in this lesson plan with menu choices and a variety of responses.

Included in this 10-page lesson plan are editable and fillable Word documents in digital AND paper/pencil form. It includes four different lesson narrative sub-genres with activities to help your students evaluate audience, theme, context and symbolism. Your students will polish their paragraph writing along the way.

Simply print the texts for your face-to-face students, or upload the 15-slide Google Slideshow to your LMS for a virtual lesson. Or use the fillable Word documents in your LMS for easy grading.

Included are the following menu items for your students to enjoy:

Appetizer- Create a Venn diagram about audiences for fables. Salad- Write a paragraph about the theme in a parable using textual evidence. Entree- Write a paragraph to contrast the content of two fairy tales. Dessert- Create a chart with symbols in allegorical artwork. Write a summative paragraph about the relevance of lesson narratives today. Whether you teach face-to-face or in a hybrid or virtual classroom, this lesson is perfect to prepare your students for analysis of longer works.

Teach it yourself, or put it in your emergency sub plan folder for a lesson that is sure to engage your students while you are out.

Or pull apart the tasks and use them in a literacy center or as a station activity.

Complete with simple evaluative scale, CCSS, background information, How-to -Use suggestions AND extension activities for additional days, this lesson will let your students will come away learning a lesson and developing strong experience analyzing literary texts.

Category: ELA → Literature
Price: $4.00

This lesson plan costs $4.00

About the Teacher


Barbara Miller

I have taught English/Language Arts for over twenty years to remedial through gifted students from 7th to 12th grade, AP/dual credit university courses in three corporations and at one university. During my career, I have supervised and taught several student teachers and numerous pre-service teachers. Project Based Learning and choices that fit or extend learning styles and intelligences make my classroom activities engaging for students and filled with opportunities for academic growth. Many teacher professional development programs have supported my work. I hold an M.A. in Education and an Indiana High Ability Teaching License, am a Teacher Consultant for Indiana Writing Project, and have participated in many educator programs sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, National Consortium for the Teaching of Asia, National Endowment for the Humanities, US Department of State, Korea Academy for Educators, and Toyota International Teachers, among others. Additionally, I have been awarded many grants for classroom and school-wide projects, ranging from hundreds of dollars to $250,000. In addition, I have conducted professional development on writing workshop and differentiation in my own school, at conferences and events, and at schools in Peru and India. I am currently writing about my ancestors who taught Freedmen after the Civil War.


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