Lesson: 4: Plot Structure

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to identify and describe the rising action in a plot, and will be able to identify and describe the falling action in a plot.

Lesson Plan

Direct Teaching
(I)      will explain that in the plot of a story, there are rising actions that lead to the problem and falling actions that lead to the solution. I will give examples from books previously read in class. I will chart one example using a graphic organizer. (Graphic organizer is provided.)
 
Guided Practice
(We)      will read aloud How My Parents Learned to Eat by Ina R. Friedman. We will identify and describe the rising actions that lead to the problem in the story and the falling actions that lead to the solution. (Example chart is provided.)
 
Independent Practice
(You)      will use the book The Story of Noodles by Ying Chang Compestine and complete a Plot Graphic Organizer about the rising and falling action in the story. (Independent Practice is provided.)

 
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Lesson Resources

Direct Teaching Graphic Organizer   Notes
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Guided Practice Teacher Example  
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Student Independent Practice Worksheet   Classwork
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