Grade 9 level
To provide students a framework for understanding fictional stories through plot structures.
To provide inference for students to predict what will happen in a story, make connections between stories and summarize what they read.
Procedure (38-49 minutes)
Teacher will elicit students by asking: [prior knowledge] "What are the five plot elements?" (one or two minutes) "What is a type of conflict in a story?" (if no one answers, elicit with "Character versus...") (one or two minutes)
Prezi, Plot Diagram Introduction Slide one: Title of presentation Slide three: Plot (choose st to read) Slide four-7: Exposition: setting, time period, characters (protagonist and antagonist) Slide 9-12: Conflict and rising action Slide 13: Climax (Ask sts for another word for climax) Slide 14: Falling Action (tell sts that this will be important for the next task.) Slide 15: Resolution: message or lesson (tell students again that this will be important)
Teacher will handout story and ask sts to identify the title, author and after ask what they think the story will be about. Students will SCAN and highlight any words they might not know BEFORE reading. (up to five words) Teacher puts audiobook on
Students will be grouped in pairs (or a single group of three is there are an odd number of sts)
Students fill out plot diagram worksheet