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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Unwinding A Circular Plot: Prediction Strategies in Reading and Writing
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
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.
Grades K – 5 | Calendar Activity |  July 14
Using one of Numeroff's books as a model, students use the circle plot structure as a culminating project for a unit of study completed in the classroom.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 22
Students explore the history of the Caldecott Medal and create a classroom literary award modeled after the Caldecott.
Grades K – 6 | Professional Library | Book
Katie Wood Ray explains in practical terms the theoretical underpinnings of how elementary and middle school students learn to write from their reading.
Grades 2 – 6 | Professional Library | Book
This book offers a rich resource for preservice and practicing teachers who want to build, extend, or enliven a program in which students explore the expanding world of children’s literature.