Add some color and creativity to teaching plot by having students "climb Plot Mountain." This set features graphic organizers and posters for teaching plot/plot lines in your classroom.
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If students are able to fully grasp and understand plot structure, they will be more proficient writers, writing and planning more coherent stor
This bundle features TWO of my popular resources for teaching plot at a discounted rate.
★1.Climbing Plot Mountain (Graphic Organizers & Posters for Teaching Plot
Add some color and creativity to teaching plot by having students "climb Plot Mountain." This set features graphic organizers and
This pack includes three handy worksheets that you can use to teach and practice understanding of plot.
I have included a plot diagram, a plot visualization storyboard page and a plot summary sheet.
All have been tried and tested in my own classroom to great effect!
This 2-day lesson plan helps students consolidate their understanding of plot structure, and apply it to their own stories based on a famous painting.
This lesson will work well as part of a larger writing unit, or when studying literary elements. However, it would also be perfect as a substitute l
This is package of 5 items you can use to teach the fundamentals (basics) of plot diagram.
1. Guided Cornell notes that cover Exposition, Characters, Setting, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution, & Theme with fill-in-the blanks. NOW with ANSWERS!
2. A blank plot diag
Yes! A teacher can teach plot in a class period. Teaching students the storyline that takes place in a narrative can have a powerful effect on the readers comprehension. When a student can analyze plot, setting, and problem resolution, they must do more than identify events, setting, and problem.
Plot (Knuffle Bunny)
This lesson teaches students how to think deeply about plot and the important events across a text using the book Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. (You'll need the book; I was able to check it out from a public library.)
1. Scripted lesson plan that follows the Lucy Cal
Use this activity to teach/review PLOT Diagramming.
Students will be asked to apply the various aspects/events of their life to a PLOT Diagram: Setting, characters, conflict, theme, exposition, rising action, and climax. (for obvious reasons, I have not included falling action or resolution)
This worksheet reviews the basics of plot and setting utilizing 3 stories (I have used Most Dangerous Game, Dog Star and Crime on Mars - as our district uses HOLT - but would be VERY simple to just insert the names of the stories you've used to teach the same thing). Worksheet has literary terms def
These are three poems that I wrote many years ago as a method of introducing and teaching the elements of plot and characterization to my students. The class rules poem was written so that the first day of school rules and consequences discussion could be done with less drudgery. I've included dif
This graphic organizer goes along with a video found at tinyurl.com/plotcoaster. This is a great way to teach plot and can guide students to use their own story to figure out what makes a story move forward to the ending.
Finding ways to bring STEM into the Language Arts classroom can seem like a challenge.
This lesson is designed to do just that. A major component in both STEM and Inquiry is the common experience - an activity that the class completes that can be referred to again and again to connect new learning
Interactive Prezi presentation that teaches students the elements of plot in a story.
Using the story, "Sophie's Masterpiece" and images of an apple, students learn to identify parts of a plot (beginning, middle and end).
Perfect tool for early learners as well as learners with special needs.
Use Scrabble to teach plot diagram elements with an engaging, hands-on activity! Students will benefit from game-play and team competition while engaging in a fun and effective way to reinforce and increase their understanding of basic plot elements. This resource is utilizes Bl
Use Chess to teach plot diagram elements with an engaging, hands-on activity! Students will benefit from game-play and team competition while engaging in a fun and effective way to reinforce and increase their understanding of basic plot elements. This resource is utilizes Bloom
Sophie's Masterpiece by Eileen Spinelli is a lovely picture book that students enjoy listening to and discussing. This mini-lesson focuses on the identification of the elements of plot and how the setting can impact the mood of a story. If you don't have a copy of the book, you are in luck! Just go
Take your students on an exciting reading journey to a place they have never been before…medieval Poland. It is a magical land roamed by brave lads, dangerous dragons, and evil demons; where good and bad, joy and tears, black magic and reality all mix together.
This product also includes:
1. a wor
This is a set of reading questions and quick, formative assessment for use with Carrie Ryan's "Bougainvillea." (Available in the book Zombies vs. Unicorns.) This is a fun, high-engagement read which can help students understand not only the plot arc, but particular plot devices such as suspense, for
Plot: Teach, Practice, Test is an engaging, step-by-step way to teach plot elements. It’s a thorough unit that includes a PowerPoint presentation with guided notes, follow-through practice worksheets, and an editable test that includes multiple choice and written response questions.
This unit als
$1 per lesson! Teach EVERY secondary reading literature and reading informational text common core state standard for grade 6-8 using inspirational and engaging videos!
Common Core ELA Test Prep is FUN with 15 lesson & VIDEO CLIP ACTIVITIES!
Now 100+ pages of print & go lessons & hando
Teach story elements to your kindergarten and first grade students with this unit focused on the story elements Characters, Setting, and Plot. Use classic fairy tales and any books of your choosing with these anchor charts, whole group activities, small group activities, stations, and no-prep printa
62 COMPLETE strategy group lessons that are ready to print and go! Each lesson includes:
- WARM UP: Quick tasks that review prior knowledge and introduce the strategy.
- PRACTICE: A complete high-interest passage (differentiated at three levels) that includes thoughtful prompts for you and the stud
Teach plot elements with an engaging, hands-on card sort! This word sort includes two activities that focus on the vocabulary of story elements and plot diagrams. They can be used as a pre- or post- assessment, practice or review activity.
Students sort the cards to show u
$15 for 18 reusable lessons! Teach EVERY secondary reading literature and reading informational text common core state standard using inspirational and engaging videos and no prep lessons and handouts!
Now 100+ pages of print & go lessons & handouts & Answer Keys!
Zip includes 18 compl
Determine Theme in Literature - Identify Theme - Find Theme - Develop Plot with the integration of Greek Mythology Stories.
- Plot Development Printouts and Tasks
- Literary Theme Printouts and Tasks
- Ticket out the door
- Annotation Coding
- Anchor Charts for Plot Li
This unit is designed to help you teach plot and theme in your classroom. This unit has resources that you can use with any book as well as resources for 7 picture books. I have also included 2 anchor charts for you display on plot and theme and 3 passages with answers for small group practice/revie
This festive packet is full of great activities to accompany the children's adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
In this packet students will have the opportunity to:
-learn a song that teaches plot
-complete a tombstone of the beginning,middle, and end
-create a pa
Tired of teaching "plot" the same old way? Have you never taught "plot" before?
Grab your students’ attention by taking them on a ROLLER COASTER ride through the elements of plot. This lesson and the accompanying activities use a unique\“roller coaster” analogy to help students master the sequentia
Hook your students in to Common Core lessons dealing with a variety of Plot elements by using these fun and engaging lessons using Pixar shorts! Created by The House of Roush for intermediate level students, but can be used for students from 5th to 10th grade depending on where you place these activ
Gary Soto’s “Seventh Grade” is an excellent short story to use with middle school students to teach plot and conflict. This unit contains a week’s worth of lesson plans and materials to supplement the story before, during, and after reading.*
Included in your purchase:
• detailed lesson plans (Co
Here you will find a years worth of completely SCRIPTED Readers Workshop lesson plans! These resources will assist you in implementing Reader's Workshop as well as independent reading into your classroom. This product includes:
Unit 1 Launching Readers Workshop
This Launching Readers Workshop unit
Teach EVERY GRADE 3 - 5 reading literature and reading informational text common core state standard using inspirational and engaging SHORT FILMS no prep lesson plans and handouts!
100+ page bundle for an entire year of English curriculum for grade 3 - 5!
Zip includes 11 complete (editable DOC) l
This Power Point can be used to teach plot using the book A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon. This Power Point has a video reading of A Bad Case of Stripes from www.storiesonline.com read by Sean Astin. After viewing the story each slide details the five aspects of plot in relation to A Bad Case
Plot PowerPoint and Notes also includes Conflict
This plot and conflict resource provides an engaging, interactive way to teach plot elements. It includes a fun PowerPoint presentation with two types of guided notes, so you can choose either folding interactive notes or Cornell outline notes. (I lo
This is a video that uses Pixar's Digital short, "Lifted," to teach plot diagram. Within the 8 minute video, you'll see the entire Disney cartoon played out while a plot diagram is carefully being built around the action of the plot. Students can see the action of the story and where it fits in prec
This packet can be used with literature books or informational texts about Life Cycles, Oviparous Animals or Friendship. The activities align with the Common Core standards. The book Farfallina & Marcel (goose and caterpillar) by Holly Keller would be perfect to use with some of the activities i
This is a package that includes a number of generic graphic organizers that can be used for any story. It also contains materials that can be used to teach plot and theme. All of the materials are alterable and can be custom tailored for your lessons.
The .zip folder includes:
1. Author's Purpos
Your students will enjoy learning about the plot of a story with these pages. A colorful mountain climbing theme is used to depict rising action, climax, and falling action. Have your students read books and use the graphic organizer to describe the plot of the story. A “Somebody, Wanted, But, So
Create a Short Story / Narrative Foldable: Common Core Aligned
This product includes a new approach to teaching plot structure and narrative writing. The students will develop an interesting plot and create a foldable booklet to "publish" their story.
The main focus of this activity includes br
Four COMPLETE strategy group lessons that are ready to print and go! The four lessons in this unit are:
1. Repeating Words = Main Topic
2. Subtopics and Details
3. Paraphrase Sections to Find the Main Idea
4. Add Up Details That Support the Main Idea
Each lesson includes:
- WARM UP: Quick tasks th
Use short film clips to teach students to make inferences and to cite implicit and explicit evidence for secondary reading literature and reading informational texts (common core ELA standard #1)!
Introduce, Practice & Assess: CCSS.ELA.RI.1 & CCSS.RL.1 (GRADES 6-12)!
2 products: Grade 6-8
23 COMPLETE strategy group lessons that are ready to print and go! Each lesson includes:
- WARM UP: Four quick tasks that review prior knowledge and introduce the strategy.
- PRACTICE: A complete high-interest passage (differentiated at three levels) that includes thoughtful prompts for you and the
Use short film clips to teach students to teach theme and summary of central ideas for secondary reading literature and reading informational texts (common core ELA standard #2)!
Introduce, Practice & Assess: CCSS.ELA.RI.2 & CCSS.RL.2 (GRADES 6-12)!
2 products: Grade 6-8 version & Grad
This is only helpful if your students know the movie Finding Nemo. Using the movie, you can teach Plot Structure. Included in the zip file are 2 power points (also converted to PDF). One power point is a slide show to show students in order to refresh their memory of Finding Nemo's plot. It contains
This unit is packed with visuals, graphic organizers and writing prompts to help you teach your kiddos about story elements.
I used a well known story and created mini posters defining all of the elements of a story including setting, characters, plot, problem and solution. I also then created min
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECTS (Grades 3 – 6)
3 Color Grid Drawings , 5 Coordinate Grid Drawings and a Word Search
These coordinate graphing projects are fun for students and they make great bulletin board displays as well. These projects are ideal for covering the Christmas season. Students will use
This coordinate graphing project is fun for the student and makes a great bulletin board idea as well. This project can be used for the Christmas season. Students will use their knowledge of coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to work creating a drawing of Santa. This will be created by plottin
Tandem Writing Short Story Activity
Students will create a suspenseful short story while implementing their knowledge of the plot structure (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution). I use this product with students after teaching a short story and teaching the plot str