A fun, new way to teach stages of plot! Students will read an assigned short story in groups. After reading the story, the students must create a tableau which shows each stage of the plot. A tableau is a "frozen in time" moment. Once the students freeze, they will be tapped an each says one statement about their stage of plot. Product includes tableau planning sheet and peer/self evaluation sheet. You can Google tableau videos on YouTube to show the students beforehand if they are not familiar with tableau.