Plot Diagram Activities

Plot Diagram Activities
Plot Diagram Activities
Plot Diagram Activities
Plot Diagram Activities
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  • Plot diagrams (multiple options to fit your needs)
  • Plot diagram cooperative learning options
  • Story mountain donut project
  • Journal options (quote, illustrated and traditional daily writing prompts based on plot structure)

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Story Mountain Donuts!

This is such a great way to make literary analysis and plot elements interesting and just plain different! Have fun with this one!

You could bring donuts when you introduce this one, or just wear a head band with a donut on it (just cut out one of the donuts in this project and tape it to a hat or paper head band) BOOM you are funny, and kinda cool too!

Who is this for? If your students know the plot mountain elements and they can write and draw this lesson works for them. This works for so many levels and I know for a fact it would be great for high school kids too! It is rigorous without compromising on whim and fun!

This is a fully adaptable lesson, which can be used with groups, partners, as a book report or completely individually. It could be used over the course of a whole unit or at the end. It could be used as an end assessment or as a check for understanding during the reading. You simply would have the students complete each donut at the appropriate time. It is fun, easy to use, and allows for quick and easy review/assessment as needed. Included are blank donuts so you can create your own project too!

Directions: Students cut, color and fill in 6 donut flip books (each has 3 pages with extras included too). The second page is for the illustration, while the 3rd page is for the written explanation. In this way the student illustrates and writes about every part of the story mountain. They then glue the donut books to the “box.”

These donuts work great as group work too, and are just perfect for quick group or whole class presentation. I see them as small literature circle jobs for the members of the group, and run the lesson in a cooperative fashion, with presentations or sharing at the end. I sometimes even have each group write a part on the board so the groups complete the story mountain without too much help from me, and all groups get to review. These also are great as book reports too! Have the kids bring in real donut boxes and make it fun! Perfect for bulletin boards too!


  • Six donut flap books with setting, beginning situation, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution
  • Each flap book has 3 pages with a donut cover to color, a page for an illustration and a page for a written explanation
  • Individual and group grading sheets
  • Extra pages to add to donuts if needed
  • A blank donut flap book so you could develop your own unique donut flap books if needed!
  • Teacher notes to explain how to use these
  • A whimsical take on literary analysis!

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  • A large (one page in size) book report donut booklet dedicated to the story mountain elements and setting!


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