So, for those of you who haven't seen the Elements of Plot resources I've created, I thought I'd share them with you!
The Plot Task Card resource can actually be utilized as worksheets rather than task cards if you prefer. (If you preview the product at my TPT store, you can see what I mean.)
Included are 4 original short stories:
- Amy's Day at the Lake
- Stranded in Wyoming
- The Unforgettable Hike
- What to do with Fido
Students are tasked with identifying each plot element for each story:
- Rising Action
- Falling Action
Feedback has been very positive! One purchaser commented "These will be great to use in centers as we are discussing plot!" I think so, too... :)
I will also note that I intend to incorporate this into the interactive notebooks I am implementing with my fourth graders this year. I will make photocopies of the plot diagram and give one to each student. In each element's "box", I will have them list a description for it. This will then be available for them to reference back to later in the year as needed.
Plot Elements Craftivity, too. It is an engaging, hands-on activity that I think works great when first introducing the concept of plot to students.
I actually make this a 2-day activity:
On Day 1, students read the original short story The Play Must Go On. Then they complete a worksheet to identify the story's plot elements. (They also begin coloring their word cards on Day 1.)
On Day 2, as a class, we reread the story and then identify the plot elements as a group. This gives students the opportunity to correct any mistakes on their worksheet. Everyone then completes the craftivity by following the directions that I have placed under the doc camera.
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As always, though, no need to wait to purchase these products if you are interested! If you win them after you've purchased them, I will let you choose other resources at my store (up to $6 in value).
Thanks again for stopping by,