+
Elements of Plot

Elements of Plot

Rating:
Rating
(0)
Author: Cary Fields
Description:

Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the workings of plot (rising action, climax, falling action and conclusion) by creating a graphic organizer outlining the elements of a movie they have seen.

 

Motivation:

What is the most exciting book you’ve read? What is the most exciting movie you’ve seen? What makes it exciting?

 

 

 

1. Write two sentences about a character. ANY character.

2. Write two sentences about a setting, ANY setting.

3. Write two sentences about a goal the character has.

4. Write two sentences about the obstacles between the character and their goal.

5. Write two sentences about someone or something that helps the character overcome the obstacle.

6. Write two sentences about how the character finally reaches the goal.

7. Write two sentences about what the character learned during his/her journey.

8. Write one sentence to end the story.

 

All of these are ​pieces of parts of the PLOT.

 

PLOT: What happens in a story. What happens to the character. The character must have a goal that is blocked by some kind of obstacle.

 

 

 

Graph or chart with definitions (or give definitions):

Exposition: introduction of characters and setting

Conflict: problem or issue

Rising Action: characters attempt to overcome problem unsuccessfully

Climax: the turning point in the story; the most intense part

Falling Action: things are calming down

Resolution: problems/issues resolved

 

 

Work Time:

Students plot out their own stories. If one or more drafts have already been done, have the student chunk out their story. Have them (try to) identify which parts of their story fits into the plot chart.

 

(more)
See More
Try a College Course Free

Sophia’s self-paced online courses are a great way to save time and money as you earn credits eligible for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities.*

Begin Free Trial
No credit card required

25 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

221 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 20 of Sophia’s online courses. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.

Tutorial