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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 instructional activity in a short story unit.
Students examine a selected story/book and practice identifying the setting, characterization, and plot. As a class, they identify problems in the story, turning points and the climax. They use a rubric to evaluate the story, as well.
Students use the discussions of the novel, "Brian's Winter" by Gary Paulson to analyze the plot steps as elements of fiction and the culture's impact on visual and literary artistic expression.
Students gain an understanding of the literary elements of fairy tales. They compose fairy tales using graphic web organizers and presentation software. The presentations must include six frames; a title frame, an illustration of fairy tale elements, illustrations and explanations of their tale's beginning, middle, climax, and resoulution.
Students identify various inventions and their inventors. As a class, they compare and contrast the Industrial Age with the Information Age and determine the difference between inventions, adaptations and discoveries. They discuss how the invention of the computer is leading us into an even more deeper Information Age.
What are the three types of irony? High schoolers engage in a lesson about the use of irony while reading O.Henry's short story "Gift of the Magi." They'll discuss rising action, climax, and resolution in the text before highlighting the use of irony. How can irony also occur in our everyday life? High schoolers brainstorm real-life examples. 
Students define and interpret the elements found in a short story. Then they identify the elements of plot found in a short story. Students also apply knowledge of plot to an original work of fiction. Finally, they identify the elements found in a movie, television show, or short story that they read or watched during the next few days and write a brief synopsis of the story.
Students become aware of a story's sequence by identifying a story's beginning, middle/climax and end. They utilize their auditory and visual/kinesthetic abilities to interpret, organize, and represent a story's sequence in original pictures.
Fill in the graphic organizer including the setting, characters, conflict, and climax of a story. There are 8 blanks intended to assist students in seeing the relationship between the story elements.
High schoolers explain and summarize the plots of two act of Romeo and Juliet. In this language arts lesson, students discuss plot points nad the climax of acts IV and V of Romeo and Juliet. They also discuss the characteristics of tragedy and watch a video clip of the death scene from various interpretations of the play.
For this plot summaries worksheet, students read the plot summaries and write what the expositions, inciting moments, rising actions, climaxes, falling actions, and denouements are in them. Students do this for 2 plot summaries.
TV for homework? Your pupils' dreams have come true! After reading Sandra Cisneros's "Eleven," they analyze the elements of the story, particularly the plot and and climax. The lesson could work with any short story that you are using to teach plot structure, as the attached files (PowerPoint, homework assignment) are not specific to "Eleven." A letter to parents requests permission for pupils to watch thirty minutes of television in order to map the plot structure for homework.
Teachers who are about to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with their class may want to check out this PowerPoint. It goes through all of the literary elements present in the book: Characters, Setting, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, and Resolution.
Here’s a graphic organizer that permits learners to chart the introduction, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution of a story. The PDF file can be customized to work with any narrataive.
Fifth graders identify the role succession plays in the adaptation of our environment. Students identify pioneer and climax species and order habitats in succession. They recognize that different characteristics of species make them more suitable to early or late succession.
Students review the literary elements of plot and conflict. In this plot and conflict lesson, students read a story and answer questions about the plot and conflict within. Students create a concept map for the novel to identify the conflicts outlined in the novel. Students complete daily activities for the analysis of the text and make their own Powerpoint for the lesson.
In this English worksheet, students read "All 33 Chilean Miners Rescued," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Students listen to a story to determine the problem, rising action, climax and outcome of the story. Working with a partner, students rewrite the rising action, climax and outcome of the story using PowerPoint.
Learners view the film, Land Before Time. They recognize and use new vocabulary while following the general sequence and content of the story.
In this English learning exercise, students read "Live Earth Rocks 2 Billion Worldwide," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.

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