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Completing the Circle: The Craft of Circular Plot Structure

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Completing the Circle: The Craft of Circular Plot Structure

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Carolyn Wilhelm

Carolyn Wilhelm

Maple Grove, Minnesota

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Circle Plot Diagram

The Circle Plot Diagram can be used as a prewriting graphic organizer for students writing original stories with a circular plot structure as well as a postreading organizer used to explore the text structures in a book.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 6

Celebrate Cynthia Rylant's birthday!

Students work in small groups or as a class to map the plot of a selected Cynthia Rylant story and create original literary works using the plot diagrams.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 7

The first picture of Earth was taken by the U.S. satellite Explorer VI in 1959.

After students view the first picture from the Explorer VI Satellite, they discuss the differences between this first image and the images of the earth that we typically see today.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom

Katie Wood Ray explains in practical terms the theoretical underpinnings of how elementary and middle school students learn to write from their reading.

 

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