Plot Structure Bundle

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Cultivating Critical Readers
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This is a great resource to use to introduce how the influence of the setting to the plot as well as plot elements. I love the interactive notebook as it helped all of my students high-low.

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    This plot structure bundle has everything you need for the week!

    The 5-day Plot Unit will help you teach your students to identify, sequence and understand how the main plot points work together and influence each other to develop the plot structure of the story. This plot unit covers several components of your ELA instruction: read aloud, detailed reading lessons, vocabulary, and grammar (using mentor sentences). There is also a connection to writing with response to text and writing station prompts!

    The plot structure and sequencing interactive notebook pages are the perfect supplement for your instruction throughout the week and will serve as a great reference for your students!

    This Plot Structure Bundle Includes:

    Plot Lessons & Resources:

    • Day 1 – Identifying main plot points

    • Day 2 – Sequencing main plot points

    • Day 3 – Understanding how events influence future events in the plot

    • Day 4 – Understanding how the setting influences the characters in the story

    • Day 5 – Understanding how the setting influences the events in the plot

    • Assessment – This reading passage has 7 multiple choice questions and 3 short answer questions.

    • Graphic Organizers

    • Anchor Chart and Mini-Anchor Chart Resources

    • Sentence Strips for Hands-On Activity & Modeling

    • Examples

    • The Plot Structure and Sequencing Interactive Notebook Pages include:

    • An Option for Google Slides™
    • Interactive Mini Anchor Chart for Plot Structure
    • Interactive Mini Anchor Chart for Setting
    • Interactive Mini Anchor Chart for Sequencing Events
    • Interactive Pages for Use with Any Text for Plot and Setting
    • Editable Interactive Sequencing Page for Use with Any Text
    • Interactive Sequencing Page for Use with Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey
    • Lesson Ideas
    • Leveled Book List for Plot Structure
    • Examples

    Vocabulary Lessons & Resources:

    Vocabulary words are taken from the read aloud Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey.

    • Academic Vocabulary Lesson & Word Cards

    • Read Aloud with a Vocabulary Focus Lesson

    • Vocabulary Word Cards & Picture Cards

    • “Mirrors with Words” and Words in Context Activities

    • Vocabulary Assessment

    Read Aloud Resources:

    • Plot Book List

    • Vocabulary Read Aloud Lesson

    • Think Aloud Stems

    Mentor Sentence (Grammar):

    Mentor sentence is taken from the read aloud Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey.

    Grammar Focus: Using and capitalizing proper nouns

    • Mentor sentence activities/mini-lessons

    • Explanation of mentor sentences

    • PowerPoint Presentation to accompany mentor sentence

    • Student handout/recording sheet

    • Assessment

    Response to Text:

    • Response to text journal prompts

    • You can also provide the graphic organizers from the week

    Writing Station Prompts


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
    Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
    Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
    Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
    Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).


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