Teaching Plot Structure

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If students are able to fully grasp and understand plot structure, they will be more proficient writers, writing and planning more coherent stories. Additionally, they will be able to more effectively analyze literature and plotlines in films and fiction. This teaching pack helps you guide them through the process of understanding the main elements of the plot structure.

CONTENTS

LESSON PLAN: Understanding Plot Structure - This is a suggested lesson plan, which makes use of some of the materials in this pack. However, of course you can use the PowerPoint and worksheets in any way you wish!

UNDERSTANDING PLOT STRUCTURE: An Informational Handout - This one-page informational handout briefly covers the basics of the plot structure, the five main elements and Freytag’s pyramid.

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION: Understanding Plot Structure - This 64-slide PowerPoint works through the five main elements of plot structure, with explanations and examples.
PLEASE NOTE:This PowerPoint Presentation is NOT editable due to font and graphics copyright restrictions.

PLANNING THE PLOT: A Worksheet - This two-page worksheet helps guide students through the process of planning the different elements of plot, when writing their own stories.

THE PLOT STRUCTURE: A Worksheet - This graphic organizer serves two purposes: Students can use it to plan their own plot structures when writing a story, or it can be used to guide analysis of the plot structure of a piece of literature.

ANALYZING THE PLOT: A Worksheet - This worksheet contains boxes for the five main elements of plot (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution), with questions to prompt literary analysis.

***Looking for other engaging resources? See these:
Figurative Language in Famous Fiction TASK CARDS
Persuasive Writing Lesson Plan Pack
GRAMMAR ASSESSMENT: Ready-To-Use Worksheets!

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Teaching Plot Structure
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