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74 resources with the concept plot development

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The Symbolism of Castle's Bedroom in Ghost

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To conclude a unit study of Jason Reynold's Ghost, class members examine how Castle's feeling about his bedroom change over the course of the novel. Groups use the provided graphic organizer to identify the plot of the novel and then use...
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Development of the Plot: Impending Danger and Turmoil

For Teachers 8th Standards
Danger! Scholars take a close look at two poems, 'TV News' and 'Closed Too Soon.' While reading, learners think about the increasing dangers and conflict in Ha's country. They record their thoughts in graphic organizers and discuss what...
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Rereading and Close Reading: Communism, “The Vietnam Wars,” and “Last Respects”

For Teachers 8th Standards
What might a papaya symbolize? Using the resource, scholars look for examples of symbolism in the novel Inside Out & Back Again. They also participate in a silent discussion called a Chalk Talk, writing their responses to a...
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Collecting Details: The Challenges Ha Faces and Ha as a Dynamic Character

For Teachers 8th Standards
What is a dynamic character? Using an interesting resource, scholars set out to answer the question. They create graphic organizers to collect details about character development as they read the novel Inside Out & Back Again. They...
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Harry Potter and the Hero's Journey

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Sure, Harry Potter was sorted into the Gryffindor house, but is he really a hero? Middle and high schoolers examine the plot and character development in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series before creating a presentation to argue whether...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 9

For Teachers 11th Standards
Hamlet has an unusual take on the criminal justice system when he decides to determine his uncle's guilt by staging a play. With the resource, scholars continue analyzing Hamlet's third soliloquy from Act 2.2 of Shakespeare's Hamlet....
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Narrative Text Structure

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Thirteen activities work alongside a narrative text of your choice. With reading comprehension at its focus, readers complete worksheets covering character descriptions, similarities, and differences between characters, the sequence of...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 12

For Teachers 10th Standards
How do the Three Witches' interactions with Macbeth advance the plot of Shakespeare's Macbeth? Learners complete a Quick Write to answer the question. They also participate in a whole-class dramatic reading of Act 4.1.
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Analyzing Language through Dialogue and Internal Monologue in "The Scarlet Ibis"

For Teachers 8th Standards
James Hurst's short story "The Scarlet Ibis" provides eighth graders with an opportunity to sharpen their literary analysis skills. After a close reading of the text, class members highlight and annotate parts of the dialogue and...
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The House on Mango Street

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
After reading Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street, class members craft an essay in which they use evidence from a variety of vignettes to demonstrate how Cisneros develops Esperanza's character.
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The Irish Myth of the Giant's Causeway

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When an Irish giant and a Scottish giant face off in a mythical duel, it is a cunning woman who determines the outcome with her clever tricks. Introduce viewers to geomythology—myths that explain the occurrence of natural features—with...
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Plot — 3rd or 4th Grade

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
After reading a version of "The Tortoise and the Hare," scholars complete a plot diagram. They pinpoint the tale's beginning, rising action, climax, falling action, and ending. 
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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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Fahrenheit 451—Activity Pack

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The burning questions is at what point do readers of Fahrenheit 451 recognize the many literary devices Ray Bradbury employs in his dystopian classic that warns of  a society that uses media to indoctrinate the public and denigrates...
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The Woodman and the Serpent

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Does everyone always appreciate kindness? Part of a comprehensive series, Aesop's 136-word fable "The Woodman and the Serpent" tells the story of a snake that is rescued by a farmer and later tries biting the farmer's daughter. Readers...
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Analyzing Short Stories/Novels

For Students 9th - 12th
Good questions can help focus readers' attention on the elements writers use to add depth to their stories. The questions on this worksheet do just that and encourage readers to think critically about a story and author's purpose.
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
The motto for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry warns that one should never tickle a sleeping dragon, but learners will definitely be tickled by the activities in a packet of materials designed to accompany a reading of the...
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Teaching Students to Write a Narrative

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage narrative writing with a clever exercise. Class members watch episodes from movies and describe what happened to a character, including details about the setting, plot, and characters. Writers then craft a narrative about a...
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Bridge to Terabithia: Predicting Events in Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 5th Standards
What happens next? Young readers examine the details in a passage from Bridge to Terabithia and use these specifics to craft predictions about what will happen next to Jesse and Leslie in Paterson's fantasy.  
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Practice Planning a Historical Narrative: The Wheelwright

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders use a four-square graphic organizer to plan a paragraph writing about a wheelwright. Using gathered research from the previous unit, young writers discover how to organize a plot in preparation of writing a historical...
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Planning a Historical Fiction Narrative Based on Expert Trades

For Teachers 4th Standards
Pupils plan for a historical fiction narrative based on their previous research on expert trades from the Colonial Era. Using the four-square graphic organizer, individuals organize the information they want detailed in each of their...
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Drafting a Historical Fiction Narrative: The Wheelwright

For Teachers 4th Standards
Young writers use the four-square graphic organizer to draft the first, second, third, and fourth paragraphs of their historical fiction narratives on the wheelwright. The instructional activity promotes discussion and modeling of what...
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Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Drafting a Historical Fiction Narrative Based on Expert Trades

For Teachers 4th Standards
Young historians use their planning graphic organizer to prepare a personal narrative draft on expert trades. Since the instructional activity is considered the mid-unit assessment, learners respond to a writing prompt related to the...
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Revising for Organization: Timely Transitions

For Teachers 4th Standards
During the eighth lesson in a historical fiction unit, pupils practice thoughtfully transitioning their ideas in sequential order. After the teacher models how to add these transitions by using the wheelwright draft created in a previous...