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Elements of a Plot: Part 2
Kids can be great writers with a little coaching. Get talking about plot elements, specifically climax, conflict, and resolution. They watch the last part of a Sponge Bob episode and dissect the conflict resolution, then use what they've discussed to complete the climactic event in narratives of their own.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 18 Views 182 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Conflict and Plot
Analyze conflict and plot in literature. To begin, review the terms conflict, plot, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution with the class. Working in groups and using TI-83 Plus (because the activity is designed for use with Texas Instruments calculators), learners read an assigned short story and analyze the plot.
9th - 12th Language Arts 37 Views 707 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fifth graders learn how to use a story mountain. In this realistic fiction lesson, 5th graders plot the important parts of stories on a story mountain. Students place events leading up to the story's climax at the base of the mountain, the climax at the peak of the mountain and then all events after the climax leading back down the other side.
5th Language Arts 23 Views 79 Downloads
Pigs and a Wolf on a Map
Young scholars use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast The Three Little Pigs and other fairytales. In this compare and contrast lesson, students read two books aloud discussing the setting, point of view, climax and resolution. In small groups young scholars then fill out the Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the two tales.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 22 Views 115 Downloads
Test Review Sheet: Collection Four and Rhetoric
Reinforce rhetorical reading with your eighth grader honors class (or standard-level high schoolers). Using quotes from American presidents and political leaders, pupils identify the rhetorical devices highlighted in each quote. Additionally, they write an essay that incorporates various elements (allusion, alliteration, repetition, parallel structure, and climax).
8th Language Arts 15 Views 99 Downloads
Parts of the Plot: Constructing a Plot Diagram
Sixth graders conduct a plot diagram for a short story. They identify the problem, the rising action, the climax, the falling action, and the resolution. Students are able to sequence events in a story, and identify the parts of the plot of a story.
6th Language Arts 5 Views 39 Downloads
Lesson Plan 8: The Elements of Plot- Part Two
Wait, Spongebob Squarepants in class? Choose this or another cartoon to begin this elements of plot lesson, demonstrating the climax and falling action of a storyline. Before playing the last part of the episode, ask them to watch for the climax, battle, and resolution.
6th - 9th Language Arts 5 Views 28 Downloads
Identify the Climax of a Story
Middle schoolers often have a difficult time determining the turning point of a story, especially when the climax isn't necessarily dramatic. Demonstrate the strategies for finding the climax in a short story with a video, based on "Saved by a Seal.
4 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Cay by Theodore Taylor
Record the plot elements of The Cay on this worksheet. Pupils note basic information about the book and answer questions about the introduction, point of view, character, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of the novel.
5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 10 Downloads
Lesson Plan 6: Introducing the Elements of Plot-Part Two
November is National Novel Writing Month, so if your young authors are embarking on this journey, be sure they understand plot elements. This collaborative lesson fits into the context of the larger NaNoWriMo project; however, the ideas here are useful for any narrative writing unit.
5th - 9th Language Arts 7 Views 160 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Evaluate Chapters 6-9
Students evaluate various literary elements from the book <i>Dragonwings</i>. In this literature study instructional activity, students complete various activities including a plot diagram, a conflict list, and connecting the climax of the book to real-life disasters.
5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads
Parts of the Plot: Constructing A Plot Diagram
After reading "The King of Mazy May" by Jack London, learners reinforce their literary analysis skills in this SMART board lesson. The provided SMART board file allows themto define elements of a short story, and then add it to the plot diagram.
6th - 9th Language Arts 18 Views 90 Downloads
Storyline Map of "Six" and "Eleven"
Compare stories across cultures using "Six" from Still Life with Rice by Helie Lee and "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. Begin by covering the concept of a storyline map, a visual of the rising action, climax, and resolution. Young readers work on a quickwrite topic, then they read and summarize the short stories.
8th - 10th Language Arts 13 Views 190 Downloads
Lesson Plan 8: Elements of a Plot (part 1)
Part of a much longer unit, this lesson focuses on plot development and structure in relation to details that convey climax and resolution. The class discusses plot elements, compares what they know to books they have read, and then begins to outline the basic plot for their novel project.
6th - 8th Language Arts 16 Views 168 Downloads