As a story, “The Twins” is very brief; yet it has all the elements of plot. The first verse serves as an introduction, the second and third as the complications. The climax and the resolution come in the last four lines of the poem. This poem is fun to read aloud, especially if it’s done with a “serious” voice!
This unit introduces to students the literary element of plot in poetry: premise, complications, climax, and resolution. Includes the poem "The Twins", an "About Plot" teaching page, a story summary, plus SIX thought-provoking reproducibles.
Grades 4 - 8
Choose one of your favorite fiction stories—a different story from "The Twins." Summarize the plot. Then, tell what you liked best about the book.