This is a lesson to teach the students the elements of a plot. It will take 1-2 periods depending on your students. In my experience, for 8th graders, this lesson takes 2 periods
What you get:
• An overview of the lesson plan and instructions on how to teach each section of the lesson.
• Graphic organizer for charting a plot.
• A 56 slide presentation that defines each plot element and then tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood while students fill out a graphic organizer.
• Three condensed stories to use for student group practice.
• Answer keys for the stories.
• Photo slide of hand motions to teach students the elements of a plot.
This lesson guides students through the process of learning to distinguish the different plot elements and provides the foundation for the Common Core standards below.
you might also like My Elements of a Plot Card Game
Here’s how it works. It’s played much like the game UNO®, so kids catch on quickly. Each player is dealt 7 cards. The object is to be the first one to get rid of all the cards. Cards are dealt, the rest put in a pile in the center with the top card turned over to begin play. Player to the left begins by either playing a card of the same ‘suit’, or by playing a card that comes before or after that particular plot element.
For example, if a RISING ACTION card is played, another RISING ACTION can be played, or a CONFLICT card can be played—because it comes before rising action—or a CLIMAX card can be played—because it comes after rising action. There are wildcards, reverse cards, draw 2 cards included in the deck for added fun. Students quickly learn the names and order of the elements of the plot!
Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor
Determine the theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
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