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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 33 Views 191 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 47 Views 713 Downloads 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 Language Arts 11 Views 161 Downloads 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 Language Arts 15 Views 99 Downloads
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 Language Arts 71 Views 279 Downloads 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 Language Arts 25 Views 616 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 10 Views 40 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 8 Views 29 Downloads
Write a Round-Robin Story
Students discover the elements of a story (introduction, plot, climax, resolution, denouement). In groups of five, one student writes an introduction and passes it to the next person, who writes the plot and passes it to the next person, until an entire story has been created.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 18 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Your students already know when they like a story and when they don't, but they may not know that the plots of these stories are shaping that opinion. Like all resources in this series, the two activities and quizzes provided here deal with one specific standard from the Common Core: RL.
9th - 10th Language Arts 40 Views 52 Downloads 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 plan. 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 26 Views 94 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 19 Views 194 Downloads
New Review 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 Language Arts 13 Views 9 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 26 Views 176 Downloads
The Holocaust & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Your young historians will analyze several primary source documents regarding the Holocaust and then incorporate the information they have gathered into an essay on the treatment of Jews and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 22 Views 13 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 27 Views 84 Downloads
Pigs and a Wolf on a Map
Students use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast The Three Little Pigs and other fairytales. In this compare and contrast lesson plan, students read two books aloud discussing the setting, point of view, climax and resolution. In small groups students then fill out the Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the two tales.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 29 Views 117 Downloads
Climax of a Story
Demonstrate how to track the elements of plot in a story. After watching you mark down the rising action, problem, climax, falling action, and resolution for Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth, pupils complete a graphic organizer for Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson.
4th Language Arts 9 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed