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Graphing Plot and Character in a Novel

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Graphing Plot and Character in a Novel

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Professional Library

 

STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   1 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Plot Diagram

The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 1

Take part in the African American Read-In!

Students come together with family and friends to take part in a read-in of books by African American authors and report their results.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 27

Coretta Scott King was born on this day in 1927.

Students do a book report assignment based on a current or past winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 10

Newbery Medal winner Christopher Paul Curtis was born in 1953.

Students brainstorm a list of civil rights-related issues and use the Acrostic Poems interactive to create poems.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

The (Un)Making of a Reader

Through looking critically at the underpinnings of "story mapping, a teacher uncovers a contradiction between the author's definition of reading as a constructive process and the reductionist nature of story mapping, which she shows inhibits students' potential to explore a diverse range of personal responses by promoting comprehension over response, uniformity over diversity, and control over freedom.

 

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