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.
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
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
Teacher will make observations and help when needed.
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.
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.
Teacher will review app and give code to get into kahoot quiz.
Students will join quiz and participate in the online quiz.
Key Standards Supported
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.