Subplot Teacher Resources
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The Call of the Wild: The Plot Unfolds
After completing The Call of the Wild, have your learners go over the plot. In small groups, pupils map the plot, making sure to include the important events listed on this page. Following this activity, individuals write about foreshadowing in the novel, taking note of specific textual evidence to support their ideas.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Plot: A Chain of Events
What happens next? Introduce your readers to the literary element of plot with a colorful, funny, and engaging presentation that includes two great story models. Viewers will especially enjoy the retelling of the story of the three pigs.
7th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 105 Downloads
Lesson Plan 12: Sub-plotting
The Cosby Show in the classroom? Use an episode from a 30-minute TV sitcom to introduce the concept of subplot. Young writers use a sub-plotting worksheet (not included) to record their observations about how the subplot is developed in the show.
5th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 36 Downloads
AWARD CERTIFICATE FOR A CHARACTER
Connect to real-world experiences by having your primary learners create an award certificate based upon literal and inferential information from a story. They present the award to a character from a story and explain the criteria used. They include a title and decorate the award in a neat and attractive manner.
K - 1st Language Arts 13 Views 79 Downloads
Young scholars hone their skills at identifying the principle story in a work of art and text. Through discussion, students assess the central and supporting stories of a work of art that is characterized by multiple layers of action and meaning.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 7 Downloads
Irony, Conflict and Symbolism in Literary Text
Tenth graders use one short story to analyze conflict, irony and symbolism. They formulate a chart to show the differences between a character's actions, desires and choice of words. After the story is divided into scenes, 10th graders work in teams to role play for the whole class.
10th Language Arts 9 Views 121 Downloads
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they finish the activity, they read the first chapter of the book and research Olympian gods.
4th - 8th Language Arts 97 Views 712 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Irony, Conflict, and Symbolism in Literary Text
Eleventh graders analyze interactions between characters in a literary text to study the how the interactions affect the plot. They read a short story to study conflict, irony, and symbolism and create a chart depicting contradictions between the character's actions, desires, and words.
11th Language Arts 9 Views 78 Downloads
Elements of a Novel and Narrative Writing
Tenth graders examine literary elements. In this elements of a novel lesson plan, 10th graders review the concepts of plot, characterization, setting, point of view, conflicts, mood, tone and imagery as they write their own narrative pieces.
10th Language Arts 5 Views 6 Downloads
Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this instructional activity to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story could start: beginning, inciting incident, middle, and end.
5th - 9th Language Arts 136 Views 184 Downloads
Lesson Plan 17: Novel, Take 2
It's all about using peer resources in this writing process lesson, which includes a fantastic novel revision worksheet packet. Learners have read a partner's story draft the night before, and groups have a "lightning round of praise" giving compliments about the novel they read.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 34 Views 70 Downloads
Holes Match 'Em Up Challenge
Upper graders read the book Holes as a class or by themselves. In groups, they identify symbols and discuss how they are connected among the many plots in the story. They create a timeline in which they sequence the main events to end the lesson.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 19 Views 78 Downloads
The Power of Words in Charlotte's Web
"How can a few good words save a pig's life?" Posed with this question, your ELD students explore E.B. White's Charlotte's Web in a meaningful, valuable way. By analyzing specific word choice from the book, especially the excerpts describing Charlotte's silken praise for Wilber, young readers can extend their vocabulary and context clue skills.
3rd - 8th English Language Development 39 Views 234 Downloads
Investigating the Harlem Renaissance
The work of Langston Hughes opens the door to research into the origin and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and how the literature of the period can be viewed as a commentary on race relations in America. In addition, groups are assigned one critical approach to use to analyze Hughes’ play, Mulatto: A Play of the Deep South.
11th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 212 Downloads
Teach your class the basics of narrative writing! The resource first describes the Common Core standard for narrative writing in-depth, and then moves into how to apply the standard. Show your class the example essay and quiz them briefly before moving on to explain their writing assignment.
9th - 10th Language Arts 38 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Elements of a Novel and Narrative Writing
Tenth graders demonstrate their understanding of literary elements such as plot, characterization, setting, point of view, conflicts, mood, tone and imagery by writing a narrative that includes a character from the novel set in each student's favorite place.
10th Language Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
LETTER FROM ONE CHARACTER TO ANOTHER
Fourth graders read stories and pick one with characters they find interesting. Then students create a dialogue of writing a letter from one character to another. The letter must relate to the original story in some way that can easily understood.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Part 1
Similar to a textbook, this resource includes multiple texts, plenty of explanation, lots of practice, and several graphic organizers. Use all of the materials, or pick and choose from such texts as "The Circuit," "Shoes for Hector," "How soft a Caterpillar steps," and more.
5th - 8th Language Arts 201 Views 199 Downloads
Language Dialects and the Film "Nell"
Students view the film "Nell" and analyze it for presentation of language pathologies and dialects. They consider the definition of dialect, research phonetic representation of dialects and observe their own communities for speech patterns.
8th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Holes Match 'Em Up Challenge Teacher's Guide
Learners read the book, Holes, then explore how the various plotlines are connected by matching and collecting important elements from the book. They demonstrate their understanding of the novel's interconnecting plotlines by completing a story board in small groups.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 13 Views 20 Downloads