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25 resources with the keyterm rising action

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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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Outline Your Plot

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Prepare for a wild ride on the plot roller coaster! Budding authors outline their novel plots through this set of visual and entertaining worksheets. They follow the story of Boris the Unicorn, which demonstrates the various stages of a...
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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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Time Flies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
To strengthen middle school readers' mastery of plot structure, have them read several children's books and summarize each on a separate index card. They develop themes from the books by analyzing plot. Best practices for working with...
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Vantage Points - Multiple Perspectives: Task 1 Day 3

For Teachers 8th Standards
The class considers parent-child relationships in relation to how they have been portrayed in classical and modern mediums. They view video clips and read excerpts from fairy tales and news paper articles to explore the evil-step parent...
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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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Parts of the Plot: Constructing A Plot Diagram

For Teachers 6th - 9th
After reading "The King of Mazy May" by Jack London, learners reinforce their literary analysis skills in this SMART board lesson. The provided SMART board file allows themto define elements of a short story, and then add it to the plot...
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Teach 21 Lesson: The Short of It, Lesson 12/12

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How can you write a short story from the "Somebody/Wanted/But/So" format? It might not make sense now, but as students complete the attached chart, their stories will begin to take shape. Additionally, the lesson includes a story...
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The Cay by Theodore Taylor

For Students 5th - 7th
Record the plot elements of The Cay on this activity. Pupils note basic information about the book and answer questions about the introduction, point of view, character, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of...
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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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Five Elements of a Story

For Students 7th - 12th
Here’s a graphic organizer that permits learners to chart the introduction, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution of a story. The PDF file can be customized to work with any narrataive.
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Introducing the Elements of Plot- Part One

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
There's nothing like a good roller coaster...especially when it comes to drafting a novel! Authors use the roller coaster visual as they create the set-up, inciting incident, and rising action of their stories. Once they have figured out...
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Parts of the Plot: Constructing a Plot Diagram

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders conduct a plot diagram for a short story. They identify the problem, the rising action, the climax, the falling action, and the resolution. Students are able to sequence events in a story, and identify the parts of the plot...
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Academic Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Arm your writers with an arsenal of literary terms. With definitions of everything from plot structure and figurative language to point-of-view and types of irony, learners will gain an understanding of elements in stories and be able to...
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Studying "To Build A Fire" by Jack London

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Your advanced middle school and high school readers explore plot structure by analyzing a classic Jack London story "To Build a Fire." Class members identify setting, characters, and plot. They participate in a discussion about the...
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Language Arts: Plot Summary

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders implement plot summary organizers to identify essential elements such as conflict and resolution in literature. In pairs, they retell fairy tales to each other and complete plot summaries about them. As students read new...
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Around the Room Short Story

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Collective story writing is a great way to reinforce the concept of story elements and collaborative learning. Young writers discuss story elements such as, setting, character, action, climax, conclusion, foreshadowing, dialogue, and...
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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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Plot Chart

For Students 6th - 12th
In this plot diagram worksheet, 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 class.
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Rising and Falling Actions

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Rising and falling actions are big parts of how a plot moves through the course of a story, narrative, or novel. Youngsters use examples from their texts as they examine where the action rises and falls in the book, How My Parents...
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Literature: Plot Patterns

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and analyze "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" for plot patterns. In a plot summary pyramid, they organize the story elements in sequential order. To illustrate plot summary techniques, students cite examples from...
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Storyline Map of "Six" and "Eleven"

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Compare stories across cultures using "Six" from Still Life with Rice by Helie Lee and "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. Begin by covering the concept of a storyline map, a visual of the rising action, climax, and resolution. Young readers...
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Story Plot Map

For Students 2nd - 6th
This plot worksheet provides a graphic organizer to document and organize the elements of a story: conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution.