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Plot Development and Conflict
Students explore plot development and how conflicts are resolved. In this plot development and conflict lesson, students discuss antonyms and list the ones they find in their story. Students complete online activities and write a summary of characters from the story.
5th - 7th Language Arts 4 Views 1 Download
Language Arts: Plotting Stories
Second graders read the story, "The Foolish, Timid Rabbit," as part of a unit on appearances. After reading with partners, they write their own stories that include elements about some forms of matter from their science studies. Students also include the elements of plot in their tales.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Story Creation Magic: Character, Setting, Plot
Students review the terms plot, setting, and characters and examine how all of these elements are needed to make a story. They are given parts of stories and they try to identify all of those parts of the story.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 10 Views 54 Downloads
Putting on a Show: Script Analysis
Second graders read and analyze a script to determine the characters, setting and main idea. After breaking up into smaller groups and reading a given section of the script, students use their analysis of the script to help determine possible production decisions such as costuming, set pieces and character development.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Comparing Themes and Plots: "Young Goodman Brown" and "The Minister's Black Veil"
Students read two stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne and write an essay comparing plots and themes. In this Nathaniel Hawthorne short stories instructional activity, students read "Young Goodman Brown" and "The Minister's Black Veil." After a class discussion on theme, students take notes and write an essay to compare the plots and the themes of the two stories.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Review: Plot Elements
Kind of a random mix of grammar points (nouns and pronouns) and plot elements (like parts of a plot), you might find this worksheet most helpful by separating the content areas. In the first part, scholars describe the parts of a plot, define internal and external conflict, and discuss summaries and predictions.
6th - 7th Language Arts 9 Views 32 Downloads
The Three Princes
Explore the world of folk tales. After reading The Three Princes by Eric A. Kimmel, learners answer questions that require them to identify the main idea and details, analyze story elements, and compare folk tales. Resources are included, but many of them are not full size.
4th - 6th Language Arts 18 Views 245 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan 12: Beginnings
Adventure into the world of authors! As part of a larger writing unit, this lesson falls on that exhilarating first day the pen hits the paper. But how to begin? Learners share concerns and excitement. They explore the purpose of first sentences and examine several examples on a worksheet (not included, buy it is easily found online).
6th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Creating Plays from Children's Stories
Students explain how individual elements (e.g., plot, theme, character, conflict, etc.) comprise the structure of a play. They write an original one-act play with developed characters, specific setting, conflict, and resolution.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Play a classroom version of the classic game show Jeopardy, to review and discuss the novel your class has been reading. Questions about plot and other story elements are written on cards and given point values. Divide the class into teams to answer questions of increasing difficulty.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
A Graphic Organizer for Ethan Frome
Set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, Ethan Frome was published in 1911. Provided here is an organizer that encourages your readers to order plot points in the correct chronological order. A great post-reading strategy to ensure your class understands the most basic plot elements.
10th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Template #1 A Lesson Before Dying Journal Reflections/Personal Statements
If you're working through A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines, you might be interested in this resource. Pupils fill this page out after reading each chapter in order to create a short summary and clarify plot points and vocabulary. The final question refers to student opinion, but is somewhat unclear.
9th Language Arts 15 Views 15 Downloads
Elements of a Short Story
What do you need to write an effective and engaging story? Teach your class the elements of a short story and send them off to write their own! The slide show will start your class off with a solid understanding of the vocabulary and terminology related to plot and story.
6th - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 18 Downloads
Express Yourself Lesson Seed 8: Character
Characters often change over the course of a story or novel. Use the sample graphic organizer provided here to track how the narrator has responded to the sequence of events in chapter four through six of The Cay. In addition to this activity, class members also compose an argument about how Phillip has or has not changed.
6th Language Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Suits of Woe: Grief and Loss in Hamlet
“Thou know’st ‘tis common; all that lives must die/Passing through nature to eternity.” Grief, and the response to grief and loss, is the focus of a series of activities that uses Hamlet as a launchpad. Groups examine Act I, scene ii to see how Hamlet, Gertrude, and Claudius respond to the death of Hamlet’s father.
11th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
Higher Ed Language Arts 4 Views 18 Downloads