Dive into the Common Core and fiction with this simple plot diagram anchor chart, outlining the basic components of plot with a color-coded definition. Apply this simple formula to short stories and novels: If events in the text feel problematic, they’re a part of Rising Action. When events begin to feel better in the text, Climax has passed and the Falling Action has begun. Finding climax has never been easier! What is the last event that builds the overall problem immediately before things feel better for the character(s)? That’s your Climax!
This resource is a great accommodation for ELLs and Special Education students. It is simple, color-coded, and designed with guiding questions!
1. Product description with Cut-and-Glue Instructions
2. Plot Diagram Anchor Chart that can also be printed as a student copy for reference