Prezi is similar to a power point presentation, but better in so many ways. This prezi teaches students about the elements of plot. This prezi introduces the exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
*42 slide prezi
*Worksheet that follows the prezi - 3 pages
*Extension activity - Homework included
I have used this lesson with 7th and 8th grade students, both mild/moderate sped. and general education students. The visuals and use of a song make this more accessible and engaging for a variety of learners, hitting many modalities. My students had fun with this one. I have 49 minute periods and used 1 period for this lesson. How long this lesson takes depends on how much you want your students to work together to come up with answers. So, it takes one period, but possibly two. This lesson is be appropriate for 7-9th grade students because of the song used at the end. The song is "The Lights Went Out in Georgia" by Reba McEntire, so the content is more appropriate for the older grades). If another song is used at the end this would be appropriate for 5-6th graders also.
I hope this helps your students become plot experts!
**This is a zip file, so you will need to know how to unzip. I have a free download on how to do this and tpt also provides instructions on how to unzip. If you are using a PC, getting the prezi downloaded may take several minutes, so please be patient. If you are on a mac it is almost instantaneous.