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Reading Literature: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Align your curriculum to the rigorous Common Core standards with a collection of reading lessons, activities, worksheets, and projects. From literary themes to annotation skills, the resources fold into any reading curriculum to ensure...
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Conflict and Plot

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Analyze conflict and plot in literature. To begin, review the terms conflict, plot, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution with the class. Working in groups and using TI-83 Plus (because the activity is...
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Identify the Climax of a Story

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Middle schoolers often have a difficult time determining the turning point of a story, especially when the climax isn't necessarily dramatic. Demonstrate the strategies for finding the climax in a short story with a video, based on...
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Storyline Map of "Six" and "Eleven"

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Compare stories across cultures using "Six" from Still Life with Rice by Helie Lee and "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. Begin by covering the concept of a storyline map, a visual of the rising action, climax, and resolution. Young readers...
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Lesson Plan 6: Introducing the Elements of Plot-Part Two

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
November is National Novel Writing Month, so if your young authors are embarking on this journey, be sure they understand plot elements. This collaborative instructional activity fits into the context of the larger NaNoWriMo project;...
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Elements of a Plot: Part 2

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Kids can be great writers with a little coaching. Get talking about plot elements, specifically climax, conflict, and resolution. They watch the last part of a Sponge Bob episode and dissect the conflict resolution, then use what they've...
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Test Review Sheet: Collection Four and Rhetoric

For Students 8th
Reinforce rhetorical reading with your eighth grader honors class (or standard-level high schoolers). Using quotes from American presidents and political leaders, pupils identify the rhetorical devices highlighted in each quote....
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Lesson Plan 8: Elements of a Plot (part 1)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Part of a much longer unit, this lesson focuses on plot development and structure in relation to details that convey climax and resolution. The class discusses plot elements, compares what they know to books they have read, and then...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 9: Climax

For Teachers 6th Standards
Conduct a close reading of chapter 9 of The Cay. Read the chapter again and ask pupils to respond to a list of included text-dependent questions. Finish the class with the provided writing assignment, which asks learners to use textual...
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Parts of the Plot: Constructing a Plot Diagram

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders conduct a plot diagram for a short story. They identify the problem, the rising action, the climax, the falling action, and the resolution. Students are able to sequence events in a story, and identify the parts of the plot...
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Lesson Plan 8: The Elements of Plot- Part Two

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Wait, Spongebob Squarepants in class? Choose this or another cartoon to begin this elements of plot lesson plan, demonstrating the climax and falling action of a storyline. Before playing the last part of the episode, ask them to watch...
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Elements of Plot

For Teachers 6th - 8th
If you're looking for a simple presentation to introduce your class to the most basic of plot elements, consider using this one. Basic terms like plot, plot chart, exposition, climax, etc. are introduced and defined. Pair this with a...
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Five Elements of a Story

For Students 7th - 12th
Here’s a graphic organizer that permits learners to chart the introduction, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution of a story. The PDF file can be customized to work with any narrataive.
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The Cay by Theodore Taylor

For Students 5th - 7th
Record the plot elements of The Cay on this worksheet. Pupils note basic information about the book and answer questions about the introduction, point of view, character, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of...
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Making Predictions about the Climax

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read the passage titled Hide and Seek and predict what will happen in the climax of the story by using the rising action. In this climax lesson plan, 4th graders use a worksheet provided to them.
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Poetry Shopping Spree

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms...
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Plotting Stories

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders learn how to use a story mountain.  In this realistic fiction lesson, 5th graders plot the important parts of stories on a story mountain.  Students place events leading up to the story's climax at the base of the mountain,...
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Elements of Plot

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Cinderella wants to go to the ball and marry the prince. At the end of the story, she does! But how does the plot move from the exposition to the resolution? Teach language arts learners and fairy tale fans about the basics of plot...
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Evaluate Chapters 6-9

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students evaluate various literary elements from the book <i>Dragonwings</i>.  In this literature study lesson, students complete various activities including a plot diagram, a conflict list, and connecting the climax of the...
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Plot Chart

For Students 6th - 12th
In this plot diagram worksheet, learners add details to the graphic organizer that requires them to identify  rising action, conflict, exposition, climax, falling action, resolution, and themes of literature they are reading in class.
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Story Plot Terms

For Teachers 4th - 10th
This literary terms handout defines introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement.
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Context Clues, Plot Structure, Conflict, and Personal Narrative Essay

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are the elements of a personal narrative? Get your class talking by reading "The Necklace" and "A Dangerous Game." The instructional activity focuses primarily on defining certain vocabulary terms (like context clues, plot,...
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Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary lesson has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss how dance often...
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Literature Study Guide: Slaughterhouse-Five

For Students 6th - 9th
Equipped with all the necessary components of a literary response, including a summary page, vocabulary list, a space for questions and answers, a story flow chart, and a character map, this resource is a superior way for students to...

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