I love this project for assessing students' understanding of the plot of a novel we have studied or to evaluate their independent reading. The plot outline is a way for students to summarize the story in a guided way so that they are sure to include the exposition, rising action, turning point, and resolution. They then create a 7-10 panel short comic version of their novel. They can do this by hand or by using a website like Pixton.
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