Crossing the Road Lesson

Crossing the Road Lesson: Conflicts

Objective: students learn about different types of conflict through drama.

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This lesson for 4th grade students uses drama to demonstrate the different types of conflict (part of the 4th grade objectives).  You can download our poster with the 5 different types of conflict to post in your classroom.  This also focuses on contrasting story elements (who, what, why, when, where, and conflict/resolution) to literary elements (plot, character, setting, problem, and theme).  This lesson uses the original story The Ghost Who Couldn’t Scare by Karen Erickson - download it to complete the materials.  This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Fourth Grade Curriculum.

Grade Level


  • Conflict
  • Story Elements


  • Conflict
  • Story Elements
  • Story Structure


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