Plot Structure Activity: Plot Elements Task Cards with 8 Short Stories

Games 4 Gains
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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28 pages
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Motivate your students with these SELF-CHECKING 'Clip and Flip' cards! Included are 8 short story cards and 40 question cards, which are perfect for helping students to identify the five main plot elements in text: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

This activity is so simple to use! First, students read one of the short stories. Then, they find the five cards that ask a question about that story. Students use clothespins to show the correct answer to the question on each card. Finally, they flip over the cards to check their work.

Included with this Plot Elements 'Clip and Flip' Cards Set:

• Instructions for single player and multi-player use

• 8 story cards

• 40 'Clip and Flip' cards (5 per story)

Want to learn more about what you'll get? Check out the preview!

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Created by Brittney Field, © Games 4 Gains, LLC.

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