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Plot Lesson Plans with Activities

Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
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  1. A weeks worth of engaging lesson plans to teach all the reading skills. These lesson plans are designed to be low prep for the teacher, but keep your kids engaged and challenged the entire time! There is a whole group and a small group lesson for each day of each pack, so that you can differentiate
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A week worth of engaging lesson plans to teach plot. These lesson plans are designed to be low prep for the teacher, but keep your kids engaged the entire week!

There is a whole group and a small group lesson for each day. All the materials are provided, besides books. All the lessons are engaging, low prep, and rigorous for your upper elementary students.

Why will these lessons help your students grow?

Engagement- I saw that my students needed more engagement and relation to their real life in order to fully understand the skills, so I created these lessons to keep kids excited and involved the whole time.

Tiered Approach- We start with a real life lesson, then practice as a whole group, work in a small group, work in partners, and finally work alone. We start with support on the skill and slowly take it away to really push the kiddos.

Rigor- The lessons keep kids thinking the entire time and push them to reach their potential.

Low-Prep- These lessons just need to be printed, copied, and they are ready to go! Most activities require little work beforehand for the teacher which makes a teachers busy life easier!

Whole Group Lessons:

Monday- Whole group introduction lesson called "Show me the story" and then practice with a Pixar video and anchor chart.

Tuesday- Learn a song, read "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen with questions and practice provided, and then do acting.

Wednesday- Use pictures to identify plot, do a small group plot project using your library or an EPIC library I created, and have students present.

Thursday- Use news articles provided by me, found online, or in magazines and newspapers to identify plot. While partners present using plot dancing to work on identifying plot.

Friday- Play a word card game, read "Jack's Worry" by Sam Zuppardi and practice plot. Then you will assess your students with an original assessment provided.

There is one small group lesson per day. You can do this with every group or just do the lessons you think the groups need. You differentiate them by what books you choose.

Monday: Review plot diagram, read an original story, and practice plot.

Tuesday: Read a leveled book and practice plot using different roles provided.

Wednesday: Use a leveled book and post-it notes to identify plot.

Thursday: Use a writing project to identify plot.

Friday: Read an original story provided and use highlighters to identify plot.

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Amanda- "I love the activities and lesson included. The students loved the skits involved!"

Mrs. B- "This was exactly what I was looking for! The combination of whole group and small group activities was just what my unit on plot needed! I can't wait to teach plot this year! "

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I love teaching plot now because it is fun and rigorous! The kids are engaged the whole time. They love the stories, the skits, and researching the news! I hope you feel the same way!

Much Love,


The Friendly Teacher

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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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