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- Damaris M., Teacher
- Downey, CA
Resolution or Denouement Teacher Resources
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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. Kids watch CSI (or any familiar show) to review plot structure elements. They describe climax, falling action, and resolution, observing examples from a familiar novel. Partners work on plotlines for their own stories. The worksheet isn't included, but can be found online.
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.
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.
While not everybody will end up married, everybody does need to know how to resolve conflict. Learners examine several real-life scenarios involving a married couple. They use problem-solving strategies to help the couple come to an amiable resolution. Thirteen activity options and a number of attachments are included.
Students analyze parts of a story through the sequence of actions. In this story elements instructional activity, students work in groups to read a story about a volcano and complete a worksheet on the elements within the story. Students then create second scenes that builds cumulatively through the story elements. Students present their scenes to the class.
Your class participates in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the book Julian Secret Agent. They complete a class story chart, examine how to use punctuation for dialogue, write an alternative ending/resolution, and write sentences using dialogue.
Students investigate student psychology by reading assigned text about nonviolence. In this conflict resolution lesson, students read nine specific steps they should take the next time they are in an argument with someone. Students discuss their own history of conflicts with the class.