Elements of Plot (ELA)



In this lesson, students will learn about the key moments in plot ("the plot roller coaster") and be able to match up elements of plotting with the elements of the hero's journey that they have already learned about.

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Grade Levels
  • 9
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Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Define the elements of a plot
  • Order the elements of a plot for a traditional linear narrative
  • Match elements of plot with events in a film
  • Compare elements of plot with hero's journey
  • Write an elevator pitch
  • Use backward design to create a storyline overview

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