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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.
Using Plot Elements to Retell a Story
The stories in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street form the basis for a lesson on plot elements. The class examines introduction, sequence, problem, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution and identifies these elements in several of Cisneros’s vignettes. Groups then select one chapter from the collection and design a presentation in which they identify the plot elements in their story.
Context Clues, Plot Structure, Conflict, and Personal Narrative Essay
What are the elements of a personal narrative? Get your class talking by reading "The Necklace" and "A Dangerous Game." The lesson focuses primarily on defining certain vocabulary terms (like context clues, plot, conflict, climax, etc.) and identifying components of a text. Unfortunately, no specific questions or prompts are provided for the teacher, just a few paragraphs summarizing what the teacher will discuss.
Short Story Elements
Pupils engage in a instructional activity that investigates the elements that are necessary in a short story. Each element is covered separately while they take notes for each part. Then the teacher points out each element while reading a short story to the class.
Story board/Plot Diagram
Tenth graders create story boards about books. They demonstrate understanding of plot elements.
Using Visual Art to Create Scenes
Students review scene structure and the elements beginning, middle and end. They view a piece of art to stimulate an idea for a improvised scene. Students work in small groups, create and then perform their scenes for the rest of the class.
Elements of Narration
Twelfth graders analyze the elements of fiction and use literary analysis vocabulary to evaluate fiction works. In this fiction analysis lesson, 12th graders define elements of fiction and complete a diagram for the elements.Students keep a dialectical journal for the lesson. Students present an analysis, and write a letter to their teacher reflecting on the assignment.
What Goes Up Must Come Down
Third graders read "The Cay" and create a story map identifying the complex elements of plot.
Unit Plan: Short Stories
Tenth graders complete a unit of lessons on the story elements of Sherlock Holmes short stories. They analyze the plot elements, complete graphic organizers, read and discuss the plots, observe a person and take notes, and analyze an oral narration.
Students review succession charts for their native area before going to an outside site to view the changes. At the site, they follow the transect line and observe the changes in the plant life. They draw the changes on note cards that are fastened together to make flipbooks.
Ninth graders review the parts of a plot sequence for a short story. They think of a famous Disney movie and plot the events of the movie in the correct plot sequence. They do the same for a comic strip, labeling the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
Plot of a Short Story (SMART Board)
Help your pupils track the plot of a short story with this SMART Board activity. Using the short story "The Dinner Party" by Mona Gardner (though the instructional activity would work with any other short story), they define the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution in a plot pyramid. For homework, have themwatch their favorite TV show and complete a plot pyramid.
In this story map worksheet, students read a story and find the different story elements. They fill in the setting, characters, conflict, and climax.
The Mousehole Cat
Fourth graders identify and map out main stages of the story using headings. The read the introduction to the story covering the verbs and use dull verbs. Then in pairs, explore the problem facing the character in the story.
Living a Dream: Writing for the Movies
Students investigate the art of screenwriting and visual storytelling in this introductory lesson plan on films provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. Emphasis is placed on the study of Mike Rich and "Finding Forrester".
Powerful Book Reports
Fifth graders present book reports in the form of a computer slideshow presentation. They read a book of their choice, identify the setting, character traits, conflict, plot, resolution, and favorite parts, and create a PowerPoint presentation to present this information.
The Magic Apple
Second graders assimilate information about the origins and purpose of folktales as stories that informed and entertained people around the world. They determine how and why the folktales were handed down and how they changed from country to country. Also, they complete a homograph worksheet. Finally, they work with a partner to invent and present an object that has magical powers.
Writing about Internal & External Conflicts in Lois Lowry's The Giver
Seventh graders examine the internal and external conflicts that Jonas faces in "The Giver" in an essay. Students use SMART Board and Inspiration to organize their ideas graphically before combining them into their paper.
The True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs
First graders compare two versions of The 3 Little Pigs. They identify the main characters in the two stories, identify the plot of the two stories and explain the climax and the endings of the two stories. They use a Venn Diagram to make comparisons.
Modern Fear and Suspense
Engage learners’ interest in the study of the modern short story with a reading of Stephen King's "The Reaper’s Image." After a whole class discussion of the structure and main components of the story, groups tackle one of a series of questions and then share their thinking with the rest of the class. The third lesson in a short story unit.