Setting And Plot
Students engage in study of plot and setting with the reading of many familiar texts. They identify the plot and setting with the help of a worksheet. The teacher works with the class for scaffolding and helps them to recognize the concepts.
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 11: Setting
Encourage your learners to examine the setting in Theodore Taylor's The Cay. Pupils work in small groups to put together a description of the setting before reading two more chapters of the book. They use their double-entry journals to...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Wizard of Earthsea: The Plot Unfolds
The novel A Wizard of Earthsea follows Ged as he visits many places in the archipelago where the story is set. Examine the lessons he learns through his travels by compiling and discussing a list of lessons learned. Relate this...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Outline Your Plot
Prepare for a wild ride on the plot roller coaster! Budding authors outline their novel plots through this set of visual and entertaining worksheets. They follow the story of Boris the Unicorn, which demonstrates the various stages of a...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Settings that Reinforce Characters
A vivid setting can bring a story to life. Challenge your writers to dive into this element as they complete worksheets in preparation for their first draft. This packet starts by giving an example of a description that simply tells who...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Setting Details in Of Mice and Men
After completing John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, groups are assigned a chapter to reread. Members list major conflicts and events and quote setting details. They then make observations about how the setting prepares the reader for the...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Analyze the Impact of Setting on Characters
The setting of a story can affect the plot, the theme, and especially the characters. A video featuring Walter Dean Myers's Monster takes middle schoolers through analyzing the setting of the novel and how it affects the characters. For...
5 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed