This is a fun reading tracker that can be used with ANY text.
The visual of the iceberg as plot development arc promotes higher level analysis than just "what happened" in the story.
It also is a great resource to make available after students have been absent and may need to understand the arc of the story to particpate.
Students can use this to track their reading of a text, and as a support to prepare for discussion. Or use it as a prewriting organizer for their own creative writing project.
This visual helps students think critically about what central ideas might be present, and encourages them to refine their thinking as they track their story.
Use this diagram as a group activity, graphic organizer, or whole-group visual support in your class.