Welcome to our Free Lesson Plans

Below you will find a fanciful selection of Lesson Plans linked to our most popular Stories. These lesson plans are for varying grade levels and explore such literacy topics as Setting, Characterization, Compare/Contrast, Plot, Theme and More! Developed by a Certified Elementary and Secondary English Teacher. Enjoy! 

 

Lesson Plan: The Goblin’s Market ~ A Poetry Analysis

I am so thrilled to bring you this lesson plan! While I usually don’t write about myself, I did want to share a bit of my bio before introducing our new lesson plan. Before being the Director of Stories to Grow by, I was a teacher like most of you! I’ve taught every grade from […]

Lesson Plan: Baba Yaga ~ Plot and Characters

Fun with Spooky Fairy Tales: Learning How Supporting Characters Develop the Plot & Contribute to the Sequence of Events Looking for a great story to teach Elementary Students Grades 4th-6th (can use this script with 3rd-8th grade adjusting the activities accordingly) about the importance of supporting characters and their role in the development of the […]

The Pumpkin in a Jar Story

Stories for Kids: Theme of Gratitude and Kindness ~ Thanksgiving Stories

Stories for Kids: Theme of Gratitude and Kindness ~ Thanksgiving Stories This collection of stories for kids showcase the themes of Gratitude and Kindness which make them perfect stories for the Thanksgiving holidays. Our collection of short stories for kids contain positive moral messages. Share a Thanksgiving story and spread gratitude and kindness to others.

February Unit Lesson Plan Part 1: The Theme of Love & Appreciation

February: the month of LOVE and surely there are plenty of stories which cover the “traditional” love story. Our worldly stories, however, teach us so much more about love than just that.  This month we will explore six love stories, each from a different country and each with their own unique message about what it […]

February Love Stories Part 2: The Theme of Finding Love Where You Least Expect It

February: the month of LOVE and surely there are plenty of stories which cover the “traditional” love story. Our worldly stories, however, teach us so much more about love than just that.  This month we will explore five love stories, each from a different country and each with their own unique message about what it […]

Lesson Plan: The Theme of Honesty Compare Texts with Cinderella

Teaching the Theme of Honesty while Comparing/Contrasting Similar Texts with “Cinderella” and “The Native American Cinderella”  by Stories to Grow by Looking for a great text on teaching the Theme of Honesty? Would you also like to teach Elementary students (Perfect for 2nd-4th) how to Compare/Contrast Similar Texts? At the same time, would you like […]

The Velveteen Rabbit Lesson Plan ~ Valentine’s Day

The Velveteen Rabbit Lesson Plan ~ February Theme of Love  Velveteen Rabbit Lesson Plan Ideas for Valentine’s Day: Creative Writing Tasks   The Velveteen Rabbit is a beautiful, classic tale of a child’s love for his stuffed animal. A motif, as also seen in the Disney movie “Toy Story”, of the old toy thrown aside as […]

Beauty and the Beast Love Lesson Plan ~ Fairy Tale

February Theme of Love: Finding Love Where You Least Expect It February: the month of LOVE and surely there are plenty of stories which cover the “traditional” love story. Our worldly stories, however, teach us so much more about love than just that.  This month we will explore love stories, each from a different country […]

Lesson Plan: The Empty Pot ~ Theme of Honesty & Characterization

Teaching the Theme of Honesty while Understanding Characterization with “The Empty Pot” Stories to Grow by Looking for a great text on teaching the Theme of Honesty? Would you also like an incredible Folktale to help teach the importance of Characterization, both literally and figuratively, exploring how decisions both affect us positively and negatively? At […]

Lesson Plan: The Girl Who Changed Her Fate: Theme of Self-Reflection

Lesson Plan: The Girl Who Changed Her Fate: Theme of Self-Reflection   Looking for a great story to excite your students about the New Year, while also reinforcing the theme of Self-Reflection and the idea that we all have control over our own fate? Would you also like to have some fun in your literary […]

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