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Plot Unit (Mini-unit) "School" by Donald Barthelme

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Plot Unit (Mini-unit) "School" by Donald Barthelme
Plot Unit (Mini-unit) "School" by Donald Barthelme
Plot Unit (Mini-unit) "School" by Donald Barthelme
Plot Unit (Mini-unit) "School" by Donald Barthelme
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While reading the short story "The School," this graphic organizer will help students analyze the 6 parts of the plot --

Exposition (setting, characters, and background info)
Conflict
Rising Action (3 events or details)
Climax
Falling Action (2 events or details)
Resolution

TEXT: "The School" by Donald Barthelme
LEVEL: 7th-12th
COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2
INCLUDES: full story text, plot chart arc organizer, plot analysis questions (5-page mini-unit w/ 2 pages of answer keys.)
GREAT SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCE FOR: any unit on plot.

In this modern-day school story, the school seems to be under some sort of curse. Everything is dying. And before the kids, teachers, and community start to lose all hope for life, they need to see some assertion of value. This two page short story is a perfect mini unit to discuss plot, the meaning of life, and the complexities of death.

Enjoy "The School"!

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2 hours

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Plot Unit (Mini-unit) "School" by Donald Barthelme
Plot Unit (Mini-unit) "School" by Donald Barthelme
Plot Unit (Mini-unit) "School" by Donald Barthelme
Plot Unit (Mini-unit) "School" by Donald Barthelme