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Narrative: Roller Coaster “The Day I Faced My Biggest Fear”

3rd Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
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Lesson Plan Description

This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 4 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing several ELA standards using “The Day I Faced My Biggest Fear”. Your students will use close reading comprehension techniques (RL.3.1-3.4)(W.3.3), Key Details & Vocabulary, Plot, Figurative Language, & Moral, Character Analysis and Writing an Autobiographical Narrative.

  • Students will take literal interpretation of literary text to evaluation and synthesizing.
  • Students will determine the main events and sequential order of a narrative.
  • Students will identify several examples of figurative language in a narrative.
  • Students will synthesize a narrative to find the moral.
  • Students will create a foldable to show their understanding of plot, figurative language, and moral.
  • Students will analyze a character through dialogue, actions, and thoughts.
  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of the five plot elements through the writing of an
    autobiographical narrative.

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.