Assignment: Ask kids to watch an episode of television and complete a presentation on three areas of the show 1. Plot 2. Character Traits 3. Theme
Focus: As we read, we often discuss the plot, or the events, in a fictional story. When describing the plot of the story, we use literary elements such as conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution to help develop our summary of what the story is about. We like to think of the plot as the pattern of events in a story. Usually events happen in sequential order. Think about the plot as if you were climbing a mountain. In class we have discussed five stages.
Includes definitions of the five stages.
Task: 1. View a television show, any show of your choice. Please watch something that is appropriate.
2. Determine the plot of the television show by creating a diagram. The diagram is provided below. This diagram is for one episode only!
3. Provide the title. The title of your diagram should mention the television show.
4. Be creative and use illustrations and a variety of colors when describing your plot.
5. Complete the character development worksheet and theme worksheet based on your episode. If you do not have a lot of information on your characters, you may use a second episode for more examples.
Includes: Directions, Success criteria, graphic organizers.
Let the kids present! They love sharing! This works with Bloom's higher level thinking skills. Great way to assess their understanding of plot, theme and character traits