SWBST and Plot Structure

This SWBST and Plot Structure graphic organizer also includes:

Someone wanted something...but then what? Use the helpful Someone Wanted But So Then (SWBST) strategy to map out a short story or novel based on plot structure and elements of literature.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Keep blank copies of the worksheet in a literacy center
  • Project the graphic organizer onto the board to fill in as a class after reading a short story
Classroom Considerations

  • First page of the resource includes tips for instruction, but you can use it in other contexts as well

  • Perfect for both creative writing and literature analysis
  • Versatile for multiple lessons and grade levels

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