Language Objective: I will identify and analyze plot elements in novels I have read and discuss author's structure and purpose in some of my favorite and least favorite plots.
1. Read your Quarter 4 book for 15 minutes.
2. Reading Journal:
Write for 5 minutes about what in your novel is setting the plot into motion. Give as much detail as possible and include textual evidence. Is the author setting things in motion effectively? Why or why not?
3. Daily Dose of Grammar:
Which sentences are correct?
- I like to give compliments.
- I like to give complements.
- Things that complement each other often complete each other.
- Things that compliment each other often complete each other.
4. For 10 minutes write about an interesting person in your life or fictional character. What makes them interesting or outstanding to you? Describe them and their significance in as much details as possible.
5. Share-in/Share-out of writing prompt.
6. Five-Minute Group Discussion: What are some of your favorite plots in novels or in film and tv? Share your group's favorite with the rest of the class once time is up.
7. Go to your class' Padlet and fill in what makes a good plot and what makes a bad plot for you:
8. Introduction to Plot Structure: The Plot Roller Coaster
9. With your group, complete a Plot Rollercoaster (set-up, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action) on a novel you decide on as a group. You can do this on paper or download a plot roller coaster here.
Appoint a speaker to share your group's plot roller coaster with class once you are done.
10. Brainstorm short story ideas about a character that you could write 300 words about. Record your brainstorming in your GoogleDoc.
- Reading Journal and Grammar
- Writing Prompt
- Good Plot/Bad Plot Padlet
- Plot Roller Coaster
- Short Story Idea Brainstorming