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Circle Plot Diagram
|Grades||3 – 12|
|Interactive Type||Organizing & Summarizing|
|ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE|
Introducing the concept of text structure to elementary students is made easy-and fun!-through the use of the Circle Plot Diagram. The tool can be used as a prewriting graphic organizer for students writing original stories with a circular plot structure (e.g., If You Take a Mouse to School), as well as a postreading organizer used to explore the text structures in a book. By students inserting main examples of a story's plot directly onto the circular interactive (shown at left), the concepts of structure and plot are reinforced each time the tool is used. When used as a prewriting exercise, the diagram can be printed out and shared with peers and teacher for feedback and revision in this phase of the writing process.
Lessons That Use This Interactive
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students identify, explore and apply the elements of circle plot structures to their own stories by using graphic organizers, reading and writing stories, and using checklists to assess their work.
Grades 1 – 3 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students move from modeled to independent comprehension of fiction stories by using texts by Jan Brett and interactive tools that demonstrate their comprehension.
Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources
Grades 3 – 8 | Printout | Graphic Organizer
This concept map can be used in a variety of ways to show relationships between words and phrases. Students can add arrows as needed and group certain ideas together.