To spark student interest and help them remember the elements of a story, we decided to play the following rap in the class.
After watching the video, we began to record all of the information that we gathered from the video;
|Students worked together to figure out what the different elements were.|
Students enjoyed the video so much that we now have discovered two grade 3 rapping classes! So much fun!
|Rapping to the beat!|
Let the story writing begin...
These are the lyrics for the SHORT STORY ELEMENTS song. I challenge you to sing along!
, that's like where it's going down,
Could be the train compartment, a castle or a town,
Could be the Arctic winter - like To Build a Fire,
The temperature's dropping, excitement is getting higher,
Setting sets the so the scene seems set,
Could be the Italian restaurant where we met,
Setting gives us the where and the when,
Could be modern day, the future, or way back when.
is the action, the quest for satisfaction,
What's going down, what's going to .
Four men at sea in an open boat,
Rowing and hoping that they can stay afloat. The plot:
They have to make it to the beach,
But the waves are big, and the shore seems out of reach,
Plot is a series of ... like Lemoney Snicket,
It could be crazy, wild or straight wicked.
Knock knock, who's there? Oh, it's the ,
The people in the story who carry out the action.
Characters can be pretty, tiny or clean,
Characters can be silly, whiney or mean,
Juliet is a character, and so is ,
Pokemon has characters and so does Yu-gi-oh,
Characters could be dogs, lions, or hippos,
JK Rowling chose "Why?" Who knows!
Uh-uh! Put your snack back in your backpack we're not finished!
Something gone ! That's the conflict kids,
A in the plot, now who's on top,
Could be a fight for money, like some robbers and cops,
Could be an conflict - a struggle inside,
Like I don't want to tell the truth but I don't ever want to lie,
Flick something in your eye, now you're conflicted,
What created drama? The conflict did.
The central belief or the topic that's in there,
It's usually something like sacrifice, of the story is the main idea,
Isolation or resurrection: we're back to life,
Like don't lie, don't practice ,
The theme of To Build a Fire is survival,
Survival on your own like Fievel Moskowitz,
Flocabulary's something that you HAVE TO GET...
Thank you (to the following website) for your fun and exciting way to learn about the elements of a short story. Our classes loved hearing the song!