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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 English Language Arts 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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Outline Your Plot
Prepare for a wild ride on the plot roller coaster! Budding authors outline their novel plots through this set of visual and entertaining worksheets. They follow the story of Boris the Unicorn, which demonstrates the various stages of a typical fiction plot.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry Shopping Spree
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms on their list.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
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 plan, 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 English Language Arts
Vantage Points- Multiple Perspectives
Explore elements of fiction and plot with your middle schoolers through the Japanese short story The Wise Old Woman. Although this lesson is designed around the Holt Literature Book (which includes this story), the links and procedural steps are all you need for an effective study.
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
Identifying the Elements of a Plot
Pupils can watch as the character in this presentation climbs the plot diagram mountain. After a definition of plot, the mountaineer pauses at each of the following levels for clarification: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
5th - 9th English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
Express Yourself Lesson Seed 9: Climax
Conduct a close reading of chapter 9 of The Cay. Read the chapter again and ask pupils to respond to a list of included text-dependent questions. Finish the class with the provided writing assignment, which asks learners to use textual evidence to prove that this chapter acts as a turning point in the overall story.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary lesson has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss how dance often tells a story.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Literature Study Guide: Slaughterhouse-Five
Equipped with all the necessary components of a literary response, including a summary page, vocabulary list, a space for questions and answers, a story flow chart, and a character map, this resource is a superior way for students to complete a book report.
6th - 9th English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts