Plot Structure & Story Mountain for Story Structure

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All readers need tools to record, organize and process their thinking about text.

The Reading Toolkit for Plot Structure is a collection of tools that readers can use while learning plotline and story structure.

Readers and Writers must understand the PLOT ELEMENTS of a story.

PLOT STRUCTURE of a narrative is commonly presented visually as a STORY MOUNTAIN that illustrates how the tension builds through the course of story events.

These PLOT STRUCTURE STORY MOUNTAIN ORGANIZERS will help students ‘see’ how narratives are built.

Suggestions for use…

  • Introduce Plot Structure with the Minilesson
  • Use the Story Mountain with labels and definitions as a teaching point to identify each of the story elements
  • Use the Table of Story Elements as a sorting activity to introduce the vocabulary
  • Use the blank Story Mountain Graphic Organizers as a way for students to rewrite & retell events of a story
  • Use the smaller version of the Story Mountain Graphic Organizer with labels and definitions as a Readers’ Notebook insert or Writers’ Notebook insert
  • Use the Story Mountain Graphic Organizer with labels only as a way for students to retell story events about a text they have read or a narrative they want to write
  • Use the Comic Strip Plot Line Templates for illustrated story retellings.
  • Use the blank Story Mountain Graphic Organizer to plan & outline narratives in Writing

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