“But no matter how much we begged, my dad would never come into the water.”—from Testing the Ice
Two lessons that show students how to recognize the underlying sequence of events in a story, also known as the literary element of plot:
Lesson 1, The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela: A Tale From Africa
Lesson 2, Investigating Conflict
Each lesson uses a model text, and offers a critical question, a warm-up, step-by-steps, and a wrap-up. Also includes a list of 11 books for teaching plot—with teaching tips and interdisciplinary connections—plus connections to the Common Core State Standards!