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Plotting a Plan to Improve Writing: Using Plot Scaffolds
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|Estimated Time||Eight 45-minute sessions|
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Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
- Wolf Kids
- How to Turn Flat Dialogue into an Exciting Story student handout
- Plot Scaffold Rubric
- Tips for Writing a Plot Scaffold
|1.||If you are not familiar with plot scaffolds, you can learn more in the book Setting the Stage for Creative Writing: Plot Scaffolds for Beginning and Intermediate Writers. The second chapter from this book, "Plot Scaffolds for Beginning Writers," is freely available online.
|2.||Read the sample plot scaffold Wolf Kids, which is based upon the founding of Rome. Note the formatting-this is an example of a legend that can be written as historical fiction.
|3.||Choose a story, genre, or historical event and use the Tips for Writing a Plot Scaffold to write a simple scaffold or plan to use the Wolf Kids sample provided. Print one copy for each student.