Parts of the Plot: Constructing A Plot Diagram

6th - 9th
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After reading "The King of Mazy May" by Jack London, learners reinforce their literary analysis skills in this SMART board lesson plan. The provided SMART board file allows themto define elements of a short story, and then add it to the plot diagram. The class can then diagram the plot of the short story in partners or small groups. An assessment calls for reading a new story and diagraming the plot. All necessary resources, including the short story, are provided or linked.

Resource Details

Instructional Design
Collaborative Learning
Includes
Assignment
Technology
Interactive Whiteboards
Duration
2 days

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