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74 resources with the concept plot development

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Character Unit

For Students 4th Standards
Discuss the character traits of a protagonist with a set of activities focused on literature and informational texts. As your class analyzes the differences between protagonists and antagonists, they determine each character's part in a...
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The Power of Point of View

For Teachers 7th Standards
Sometimes a whole story can change based on the perspective of the person telling it. Practice identifying and analyzing point of view in various reading passages and writing assignments with a language arts packet, complete with Common...
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The Phantom of the Opera

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Feel the mystery and intrigue of The Phantom of the Opera with a language arts lesson plan that includes exercises to sequence events in the tale, vocabulary activities using words from the story, and parts of speech review activities...
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The Adventures… Of Alice in Wonderland

For Teachers 7th Standards
Go down the rabbit hole with a thorough novel unit for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. With a cause and effect chart, K-W-L organizer, and reading comprehension questions, the resource is a great addition to your summer assignments...
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Narrative Writing Unit

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Each one of the learners in your class has a story to tell, so help them learn the most efficient and organized way to tell their tale. A thorough unit on narrative writing addresses the writing process, grammar, story structure,...
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When I Was Puerto Rican: Story Structure Analysis

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If you're working on a unit about When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago, use these notes to guide your instruction. It lists the key characters, prominent literary themes, chain of events in the plot, and other elements from the...
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George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
A solid, straightforward book report form is an excellent addition to your literature unit. Class members note the main characters, point of view, plot elements, and other important details from a story, adding their favorite part from...
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Practice Book O

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Whether you need resources for reading comprehension, literary analysis, phonics, vocabulary, or text features, an extensive packet of worksheets is sure to fit your needs. Based on a fifth-grade curriculum but applicable to any level of...
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The Little Prince: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Your plane has crashed in the Sahara desert. What do you do? Explore the possibilities with a role-playing activity based on Antoine de Saint Éxupery's The Little Prince. In groups, kids decide whether they would walk to find help to try...
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Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with...
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Learning Guide to: Schindler's List

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take your history class through Schindler's List with a learning guide, which offers an introduction to the film and a variety of discussion questions and related assignments. There are several useful resources in the sidebar, such as a...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 12: Story Event

For Teachers 6th Standards
Focus on plot and the impact-specific events in The Cay. Class members use their double-entry journals, created in a previous lesson in this series, to record their thinking about the guiding question as they read chapters 15 through 17....
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Character and Situation

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Delve into narrative writing that puts choice in the hands of the writers. Kids pick their own characters, emotions, items, and places from a list and tie them together in the exposition. Several questions help guide the writers toward...
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Dramatic Structure

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
As part of an lesson involving literature or writing, have your learners watch and discuss this presentation on plot development. In a series of slides, viewers engage in an activity to explore dramatic structure, including plot...
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Fairy Tales; Not Just for Kids

For Teachers 6th - 9th
"Once upon a time . . ." Language learners examine the key elements of well-known fairy tales and then craft their own.
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My Antonia: Story Grammar

For Students 9th - 12th
Pupils can write down all of the major plot elements of My Antonia by Willa Cather on this straightforward worksheet. Learners note down themes, characters, the chain of events, and more.
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Song of the Trees Handouts

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Climb into a class reading of Song of the Trees by Mildred D. Taylor with this language arts resource. Complete with key vocabulary, reading comprehension questions, study guide, project ideas, and extra credit opportunities, the...
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Philanthropic Literature: Quilt to Freedom

For Teachers K - 2nd
A reading of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson launches this study of slavery, freedom, and the Underground Railroad. After a discussion of the importance of showing respect for others and of helping each other in...
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Plot Development and Conflict

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore plot development and how conflicts are resolved. In this plot development and conflict activity, students discuss antonyms and list the ones they find in their story. Students complete online activities and write a...
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Introducing Setting and Accents

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss the concept of setting and how it affects the events and tone of a story. They observe the cover of the book they are reading and make predictions about the setting. They read the first chapter and then refine...
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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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Write, Right

For Teachers 6th
This resource provides the beginning ideas for a lesson on writing a narrative. Learners watch a video, identify story elements, including plot and setting, and then write their own stories. If augmented, this lesson could provide a...
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Character Development-Nanavi, A Girl from Benin, West Africa

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students examine the ways a character changes throughout the course of a story.  In this literary analysis lesson, students discuss a story that spans three years in a young girl's life.  Students analyze the changes the girl experiences...
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Creative Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students discuss creative writing—what makes something creative writing? Each learner starts writing a story and after 15 minutes, they pass their story to another who adds to it. After another 15 minutes of writing, the story is passed...