|Introduce the Concept
What does Problem and Solution mean?
The Problem in a fiction story is the obstacle the character must overcome.
The Character usually has to make decisions about how they are going to solve the problem.
Why is Problem and Solution an important strategy?
The problem of the story is like the meat on a sandwich.
It is what makes the story interesting and gives the story a plot.
How do we use Problem and Solution to help us understand what we are reading?
When the characters are working through their problem, we learn what kind of person they are.
We learn how they deal with difficult situations.
The characters show their feelings when they are solving their problems,
so we get interested in what will happen to them at the end of the story.
Creative Problem Solving with Ezra Jack Keats from RWT
Identify Problem and Solution Mini Lesson McGraw-Hill
Time For Kids Problem and Solution Mini-Lesson "A Friendly Visit"
Time for Kids Mini-Lesson "A Country in Turmoil"
The Solution Square: Strategies for Conflict Resolution from RWT
Using a Problem-Solution Chart from Reading Quest
Explicit Comprehension Lesson: Problem and Solution from Utah.edu
Creative Problem Solving Lesson using Fairy Tales from teachersnetwork.org
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