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Teaching Plot?  This is such a great visual for your students to help them see each of the five parts of the plot structure.  FREEBIE!

Plot Activity: FREE Vocabulary Cards for Graphic Organizer

Plot Structure Vocabulary Freebie - Use yarn to create enlarged diagram on classroom wall.

Teaching plot with picture books. A shared reading lesson that includes a free printable story map.

Teaching Plot with Picture Books

Teaching plot with picture books. A shared reading lesson that includes a free printable story map. PERFECT for guided reading lessons!

How to use Pixar Short Films to quickly master Plot. 10 highly engaging short films to study plot and the story elements. “Burn-E” “Day & Night” “Dug’s Special Mission” “For the Birds” “Geri’s Game” “Knick Knack” “Lifted” “Partly Cloudy” “Presto” “Tin Toy” Enjoy the Pixar Short Films Study! 1,924 Downloads so far...

How to use Pixar Short Films to quickly master Plot. 10 highly engaging short films to study plot and the story elements. “Burn-E” “Day & Night” “Dug’s Special Mission” “For the Birds” “Geri’s Game” “Knick Knack” “Lifted”

Haha I totally drew something like this when I was teaching 4 th grade this one looks a lot better than mine!

Reading, writing, plot diagram - Haha I totally drew something like this when I was teaching 4 th grade this one looks a lot better than mine!

Teaching Plot Structure using PIcture Books.  This blog post breaks down the template for retelling fictional stories as well as having students write them.

Tammi Sauer books make for great tools when teaching plot. On this web page, there is a lesson shared, as well as videos of the lesson and videos that go along with the books she recommends using.

Teaching Plot with a Picture Book... with a freebie! | Crafting-Connections.blogspot.com | Bloglovin'

Teaching Plot with a Picture Book... with a freebie! (Crafting-Connections.blogspot.com)

Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict

Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict

Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict.I use the diagram a lot for teaching plot structure; this is a great breakdown of the chart.

FREEBIE exit ticket for teaching plot!  This post also includes an anchor chart idea and picture book mentor text suggestion for teaching plot!

FREEBIE exit ticket for teaching plot! This post also includes an anchor chart idea and picture book mentor text suggestion for teaching plot!

Picture Books to help teach plot: Literacy Without Worksheets

These books have rich plots. Reading these books as read alouds and pulling elements the author uses to unfold the plot can help teach students effective ways to write.

Plot Anchor Chart- This blog post about using a picture book to reinforce plot elements contains a freebie!

Ice Blue II

TtT step Exposition: The Mirabal family lives on a farm in the Dominican Republic while under the reign of the Dictator Trujillo. Rising Action: The Mirabal sisters become involved in the revolution in order to make a change in their country.