These are various PowerPoints I use to teach plot. I've picked them up somewhere and tweaked them. The Elements of a Plot Diagram is especially helpful as a visual aid.
Short Story Unit: Plot
Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Presentation
Common Core State Standards
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
wonderful resource- Just what I was looking for
These power points are great! They really make it easy for my 6th graders. Thanks!
Outstanding Resource! These presentations will be helpful with my 6th, 7th, and 8th grade special needs students.Thanks for sharing!
A GREAT resource
Great ppt explaining Plot.
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