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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. The class can then diagram the plot of the short story in partners or small groups. An assessment calls for reading a new story and diagraming the plot. All necessary resources, including the short story, are provided or linked.
Reading Shakespeare's King Lear
Twelfth graders read William Shakespeare's "King Lear" and draw connections to King James I with King Lear.
Reading the Play
Do figures of speech enhance a play or story? In small groups, learners locate and describe figures of speech they find while reading a reader's theater play. After making predictions, they describe how the figures of speech make the play better. They also compare the play to the story on which it was based. Part I of the instructions relates to this activity; Parts III and beyond appear to have been accidentally cut-and-pasted from another unit.
Learners write a short story together, each person taking part of the plot: situation, explosive incident, rising action, climax, falling action and denouement.
Studying Elements of Plot in the Geronimo Stilton Series
Elements of plot are explored using the Geronimo Stilton book series. Pupils identify various plot elements using sticky notes, complete a plot diagram, participate in a class discussion, and write a book review. Worksheet links and assessment ideas are included, as is an extension activity where the class writes their own Stilton narrative.
"The Sign of Four" Chapter 10 "The End of the Islander"
Sherlock Holmes, the eccentric detective, is back in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel. Geared toward advanced learners, this link provides a quote of interest, a journal topic, and a few defined vocabulary terms .
Communities and Biomes
In this communities worksheet, learners will look at the interactions between biotic and abiotic factors and the effect these factors have on organism populations. Students will also order the succession steps that occur over time in an ecosystem. This worksheet has 8 true or false, 5 matching, and 12 fill in the blank questions.
Philanthropy in A Christmas Carol
Students explore philanthropy in literature. In this cross curriculum literacy and character development lesson, students read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and note charitable acts described in the story. Students relate story elements such as theme, mood, character, vocabulary, and symbolism to philanthropy.
Story Plot Map
This plot learning exercise provides a graphic organizer to document and organize the elements of a story: conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution.
Giver Lesson Plan
Investigate philosophical issues and opinions on human society while reading The Giver. This English literature lesson prompts middle schoolers analyze the plot, climax, dialogue, and characters of The Giver by Lois Lowry. They update a plot diagram which organizes the elements of the story.
Students identify the elements of plot and write a script with a strong plot. In this plot lesson, students identify elements of plot in examples by completing a chart and a graphic organizer. Students then create plots from given elements.
Students take a closer look at managing ecosystems in Britain. In this geography skills lesson, students determine how applying climax vegetation theories to the Salisbury Plain have helped or hindered the area.
Create a Playbill!
Seventh graders explore the various elements found in the advertisement of a dramatic experience. Playbills are created that reflect the plot without revealing the climax of the play. Costumes, set construction, and character description are experienced in thi
Fifth graders identify how a pond can change into a grassland. An ecosystems lesson where learners identify pioneer and climax species, and recognize that ecological succession can take up to 100 years or more. Some excellent activities and worksheets are embedded in this fine plan.
Lord of the Rings: The Quest is Achieved
Students analyze what makes a hero in The Lord of the Rings, Book Six. They discuss the characters and the aspects of their behaviors that make them heroes and write essays regarding the climax and heroic gestures of a character. After writing their essays, they research a deceased historical figure and write a tribute for the figure's tombstone.
Story vs. Plot
Students, after reading and discussing the two texts by Flannery O'Connor, "Good Country People" and "Greenleaf," analyze the plot, tone, characters, themes and setting in each story. They write their own short stories dealing with a detailed plot and real-time events including flashbacks, etc.
In this plot diagram graphic organizer learning exercise, students plot the opening, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of a piece of literature.
Social Studies Strategies: Attribute Graph
In this exploring an attribute graph worksheet, students read information and observe an attribute graph about Cinderella, and complete a bar graph about the attributes of a historical figure or climax of events. Students complete one graph.
Slaughterhouse-Five Study Questions & Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. Students may check some of their answers online.
Worksheet: Elements of A Short Story
Four questions about conclusion, climax, tone, and theme make up this worksheet about literary elements. The questions are specific to certain short stories ("The Landlady," "The Tell Tale Heart," "There Will Come Soft Rains," and "The Monkey's Paw") but could be modified for the stories you are reading in class. Use the worksheet as a class activity, homework assignment, or quiz.