Lesson 1—Elements of Plot
Class ________Date(s) _______Period(s)____________Teacher________________________
Unit: Elements of Plot with emphasis on Characterization
Review the characteristics of plot and demonstrate an understanding of plot elements in the short story
Students will demonstrate an understanding of plot and its elements by identifying exposition, rising action,
climax, falling action, and resolution for the short story ___________ in an online plot diagram, poster, or human
Invitation to learn / Anticipatory Set
Evidence of readiness:
Ask students what movies they have seen recently that
were horrible and try to pinpoint what was horrible
about the movie guiding the conversation to plot. Some
movies are boring because they appear to have no plot.
Explain that plot is what a good story is made up of.
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