Storytelling: Conflicts and Resolutions

Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Story Sequence

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will develop story sequence skills while creating a narrative comic. 

Know Before You Start: Students should understand that fictional narratives often have a conflict and resolution. 


  • Read and discuss the sample comic:  

    • What is the purpose of the first three panels?

    • What is the conflict?

    • How is it resolved at the end? 

  • Explain that many narratives have a clear sequence of events that includes an exposition, conflict, and resolution.


  • Have students create a comic describing a personal experience.
  • The comic should include an exposition, a conflict, and a resolution at the end. 


  • Have students share and discuss their comics. Advise them to focus on the sequence of events. 


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
  • Provide a list of transition words.

  • Utilize sentence frames as needed.

  • Provide a story map for students.


Suggested Story Starters: