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Unwinding A Circular Plot: Prediction Strategies in Reading and Writing

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Unwinding A Circular Plot: Prediction Strategies in Reading and Writing

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

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

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 – 5  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 14

Author Laura Joffe Numeroff was born in 1953.

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

Randolph Caldecott was born on March 22, 1846.

Students explore the history of the Caldecott Medal and create a classroom literary award modeled after the Caldecott.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   2 – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Literary Discussion in the Elementary School

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.

 

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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