Plot Diagram Foldables: Story Elements Collection for Middle Grades Common Core

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Grade Levels
4th - 9th
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The students were so engaged, and I loved it! It was such a creative way to get the lesson across! I plan to keep using this in the future.
I love foldables! I think my students liked making the foldable to help them remember the vocabulary associated with plot.


This resource includes everything you need to teach story elements and the plot pyramid to your middle grades students.

This Story Elements Plot Foldable Collection includes:

Plot Structure Pyramid Foldable Template (blank and labeled)

6-Tab Elements Foldable Templates (blank and labeled)

Alternate 5-Tab Elements Foldable Templates (blank and labeled) - no Inciting Incident

Plot Pyramid Structure Foldable with Cut-Out Tabs

Plot Pyramid Structure Graphic Organizer with Key Questions

NEW! Elements of Plot Colorful Poster Set!

Step-by-step directions for each foldable type (including pictures)

Plot Notes Chart that includes symbols, characteristics, and definitions for writing inside foldables

Elements covered include: Exposition, Inciting Incident, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.

I like to teach Inciting Incident as a separate term and placed between the Exposition and Rising Action on the pyramid. However, in case you do not wish to include it this way, all activities include a version that totally omits the Inciting Incident, which is the reason for the Alternate 5-Tab version of the Elements Foldable.

Please also check out my free Plot Structure Diagram and be sure to click on Follow Me to be notified when I post more reading and literature related freebies in the next few weeks!

These activities are Common Core aligned for the middle grades as they direct students to analyze plot structure and elements of plot in a fiction story.

**The foldables in this product are also included in my Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks**

Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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