Grade: 8
Subject: English Language Arts
Fiction - Plot Line Review
exposition, rising action, climax, conflict, falling action, resolution

Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
Students will:
1. understand what elements make up a plot line
2. understand how characters affect the story plot
Teacher Objectives-
Students will be able to:
1. correctly identify the elements of the plot line based on a given story.
2. identify the main conflict in a story.
3. summarize the story based on the most important details.
Story handout -- Jack and the Beanstalk
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

Teacher will tell the students to look back at their Cornell Notes from the fiction unit. They should review all of the plot line elements as well as their notes on characters and point of view.

2. Lesson Progression-

The teacher will read the story "Jack and the Beanstalk" aloud while the children follow along (papers are to be returned at the end of the class).

3. Guided Practice-

Students will get into groups (or work independently) and create a plot line diagram of the story. They are to include the main conflict.

4. Student Practice-

The students should then practice, independently, by writing a brief paragraph summary of the story using ONLY their plot lines for information,

5. Learner Accommodations-


6. Assessment-

The teacher will then draw a plot line on the chalkboard and go over the correct plot line for the entire class.

7. Lesson Closure-

The Teacher will have students volunteer to read their summaries aloud.
Measuring Student Progress-
The summaries will be assessed using a rubric.

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