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TV for homework? Your pupils' dreams have come true! After reading Sandra Cisneros's "Eleven," they analyze the elements of the story, particularly the plot and and climax. The instructional activity could work with any short story that you are using to teach plot structure, as the attached files (PowerPoint, homework assignment) are not specific to "Eleven." A letter to parents requests permission for pupils to watch thirty minutes of television in order to map the plot structure for homework.