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Unforgettable...

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers remember their most memorable experiences, and then connect their own narrative with an exposition about the topic associated with their experience. This New York Times lesson would be a great addition to your...
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Identifying the Elements of a Plot

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Pupils can watch as the character in this presentation climbs the plot diagram mountain. After a definition of plot, the mountaineer pauses at each of the following levels for clarification: exposition, rising action, climax, falling...
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Plot Activity

For Teachers 8th
Pair an activity on plot structure with any short story, novel, or narrative writing unit. After studying the five plot points of a story (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution), eighth graders identify which...
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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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Plot Chart

For Students 6th - 12th
In this plot diagram learning exercise, students 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...
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Leading into Good Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Discuss the importance of a lead in writing with your upper graders. They examine several examples of leads from literature and practice writing leads for pieces of artwork. They then select a topic from a list and write an introductory...
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Expository Journal Prompts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Stuck for a journal topic? Download CAHSEE’s 21 “Expository Journal Prompts” as a pdf handout for yourself or class. A great resource for your writing program, print it up and add it your curriculum library.
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Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story...
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What Makes a Novel a Novel?

For Students 4th - 8th
As your authors prepare to write a hypothetical novel, they need all the inspiration they can find! Using a book they have already read (and enjoyed), learners complete a literary analysis by filling in eight short-answer questions....
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Parts of Plot

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Questions are given on each slide of this presentation, asking learners to identify parts of plot. The questions have two answers per slide for readers to choose between, multiple-choice style. The last two slides are labeled "Great Job"...
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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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Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder

For Teachers 5th - 9th
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts lesson. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their...
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Friendship and Belonging

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What are the effects of alcoholism? This is one of three essential questions provided for the prereading of Crazy Lady by Jane Lesley Conly. The lesson is divided into 33 days, but a lot of this time accounts for in class reading. Assign...
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Story Elements

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Middle schoolers in particular will benefit from this simple presentation. Forty slides cover story elements like the protagonist, antagonist, and setting, and literary devices are also included. Some examples are given, but for the most...
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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet: Parts of a Play

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Introduce your class members to the parts of a play. Although the title of the presentation would suggest that examples from Shakespeare’s tragedy will illustrate the terms, beyond the first slide, Romeo and Juliet is not mentioned;...
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Exploring the Trans Mississippi Exposition of 1898

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars examine the Trans Mississippi Exposition of 1898. In this Omaha history lesson, students collaborate to conduct research on different aspects of the exposition.
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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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Storytelling in the Oral Tradition

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research Greek mythological characters. They write about problems faced by middle school-aged children and how the character would handle them. Students also create story boards to accompany their oral narratives.
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8th Grade Study Guide for Common Assessment 2

For Students 8th
Provide pupils with a learning exercise that helps them prepare for an exam. They identify literary elements as well as points of grammar. No answer key is provided.
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Building Fiction: Elements of a Short Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define and interpret the elements found in a short story. Then they identify the elements of plot found in a short story. Students also apply knowledge of plot to an original work of fiction. Finally, they identify the...
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Short Story Framework

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The class gets creative after listening to a short story containing a definitive structure. They are required to think about character, relationship, and setting, while attempting to show rather than tell, in their writing. Dialogue,...
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Exploring the Expository Scenes in Macbeth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the function of exposition in play structure. They will be able to develop multiple interpretations and visual and aural production choices for Shakespearean scenes and choose those that are most interesting.
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Write On! - Story Elements Details

For Students 6th - 8th
Identify story elements with your middle schoolers. Readers will identify the setting, main characters, plot, exposition, and conflict, but best of all, they'll explain how they know each of these story elements. 
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Your students already know when they like a story and when they don't, but they may not know that the plots of these stories are shaping that opinion. Like all resources in this series, the two activities and quizzes provided here deal...

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