Plot Structure Unit - Use with Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey

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I love a good activity with a mentor text to go with it! It helps to plan and set our the parts of plot for students to follow.
While my students haven't used this resource yet, I have added it to my ELA interactive notebook. This is great way to help students understand plot structure.
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This week-long plot unit will help you teach your students to identify, sequence, and understand how the main plot elements work together and influence each other to develop the plot structure of the story.

This plot elements 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!

PLEASE NOTE: This unit contains lessons and activities centered around Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey. You will need to find access to the book from the library, bookstore, or online in order to use this unit.

This Plot Structure Unit Includes:

⭐ Plot Lessons & Resources:

  • Day 1 – Identifying main plot elements
  • 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

⭐ Vocabulary Lessons & Resources:

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

  • Academic Vocabulary Word Cards
  • Read Aloud with a Vocabulary Focus
  • Vocabulary Word Cards & Picture Cards
  • “Mirrors with Words” and Words in Context Activities
  • Vocabulary Assessment

⭐ Plot Elements Read Aloud Resources:

  • PowerPoint Introduction to the Read Aloud to Help Build Background Knowledge
  • Plot Book List
  • 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:

  • 5 Response to text journal prompts
  • You can also provide the graphic organizers from the week.

⭐ 5 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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