Plot PowerPoint

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. This bundle is designed to help you introduce your students to how authors develop PLOT in a story. Start by introducing the 45-slide PowerPoint in which the elements of plot are presented in a step-by-step manner and includes multiple practice opportunities you can use to guide your students throug
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Learning Objective

Students will be introduced to plot elements, including exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.


This 45-slide PowerPoint is perfect for introducing your students to the concept of PLOT and plot diagrams. The five plot elements are presented in a step-by-step manner. After introducing a complete plot diagram, each of the five elements are closely analyzed. Definitions for exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution are included in the PowerPoint.

In the second section of the PowerPoint, a plot element is described, and students much match the correct term to the description being provided.

The final section of the PowerPoint features three fiction reading passages. After reading each short story, students identify the five plot elements.

It also includes a bonus matching 6-page PowerPoint companion handout. Students can write on the handout, recording answers, as you progress through the PowerPoint. The companion handout is available in both printable format or digital format. The digital version is compatible with Google Slides.

Also, you DO have my permission to convert this PowerPoint to a Google Slides format to share with your students.

The PowerPoint follows this sequence:

Slides 1-5: A Definition of plot

Slides 6-9: Exposition

Slides 10-13: Rising Action

Slides 14-16: Climax

Slides 17-19: Falling Action

Slides 20-22: Resolution

Slides 23-32: Name the plot element being described.

Slides 33-36: Practice Story #1

Slides 37-40: Practice Story #2

Slides 41-45: Practice Story #3

Please note: The PowerPoint cannot be edited due to the copyright requirements made by the contributing artists (clip art, font, background).

Feel free to check out my other plot products:

Plot, Setting, Theme Foldable Craftivity (with differentiated story options)

Plot Element Task Cards: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution

Plot: Targeted Tri-folds

Plot Elements Craftivity

Teaching Plot Elements with Small Group Readers' Theater Scripts

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Total Pages
43 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


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