Lesson Plan

Plot Structure

Students will be able to create a plot structure diagram for any text.
Kim T.
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to create (draw and label) a plot structure diagram for any fictional text read.

English Language Arts
Grades 5 – 7
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Teacher Notes
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1 Hook- Attention Grabber- To Get Students Excited and Engaged!

Share the app with the students. Share a Toontastic with the students, pointing out the parts of plot- exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

Student Instructions

Students will load the app to their device (iPad mini). Students will explore the app, and watch a few shows on Toontastic.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Reading

Teacher will share a short story, Stray by Cynthia Rylant, with the students and model how to create a plot structure diagram based on the story.

3 Guided Instruction

Activity: Creating

Teacher will make observations and help when needed.

Student Instructions

With a partner, students will create a plot structure diagram highlighting the five parts of plot from the novel read, Weasel, by Cynthia DeFelice.

4 Independent Practice

Teacher will review the use of Educreations. Teacher will explain expectations for students.

Student Instructions

Students will use the Educreations app to create their own story. Students will share their creation with a partner, while the partner describes the five different parts of plot in their storyboard.

5 Wrap

Free, Paid

Teacher will review app and give code to get into kahoot quiz.

Student Instructions

Students will join quiz and participate in the online quiz.