Plot Structure Unit - Use with Mentor Text: Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey

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  1. This plot structure bundle has everything you need for the week!The 5-day Plot Unit will help you each 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 compo
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Learning Objective

Students will identify the main plot points, sequence main events in the story, and understand how events and the setting influence the plot.


This week long plot unit will help you each 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!

These plot structure lesson plans are TEKS and Common Core aligned. See the preview for an overview of what will be taught throughout the week. Click here to watch a video with a full walthrough and explanation of the product.

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 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

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).
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).
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
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.
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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