This Lesson Plan 6: Introducing the Elements of Plot-Part Two lesson plan also includes:
November is National Novel Writing Month, so if your young authors are embarking on this journey, be sure they understand plot elements. This collaborative instructional activity 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.