Ch 2: Story Structure & Plot Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Utilize this chapter of lesson plans on story structure and plot to refresh or edit your existing curriculum or add something new. All of the teacher resources provided in this chapter are written by professional instructors to ensure accuracy and educational standards.

Story Structure & Plot Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This teacher resource chapter is made up of lesson plans on story structure and plot you can use as needed in your curriculum. Lesson plans cover text structure, plot, structural analysis and much more. Use any computer, tablet or smartphone to work on planning at whatever time works best for you, 24 hours a day. This customizable resource allows you to use as few or as many of the resources provided here as you need to meet your educational goals.

How It Helps

  • Curriculum standards: Gives you confidence knowing that your plot and story structure curriculum meets all required educational standards.
  • Homework assignments: Provides quick and engaging options for sending homework assignments with your students that reinforce plot and story structure
  • Group project ideas: Encourages your students to work with story plot and structure on their own through engaging projects and activities

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning story structure and plot lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific plot and story structure topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your language arts class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related plot and story structure lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important story structure and plot concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant story structure and plot-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Story Structure & Plot Lesson Plans
Text Structure Lesson Plan

1. Text Structure Lesson Plan

Teaching students how to think about what they read is a great way to increase comprehension. This lesson plan uses an informational text to guide students' understanding of differing text structures and explains how each can be used to better understand the author's message. Follow up with an activity.

Plot Lesson Plan

2. Plot Lesson Plan

Teaching students about the literary element of plot can be tricky. Use this lesson plan to define the term and view examples. Identify plot in familiar stories, then dive deeper and analyze plot structure using a plot diagram.

Story Structure Lesson Plan

3. Story Structure Lesson Plan

Use this video-based lesson plan to teach your students the basic elements of story structure. With it, your students will watch an engaging video explaining what a story structure is, then use a simple example to illustrate key concepts. Finish up with an engaging activity.

Structural Analysis Lesson Plan

4. Structural Analysis Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students strategies to use when encountering unfamiliar words. A video lesson anchors the lesson with an explanation of basic concepts, which students discuss and apply, before playing a game to reinforce concepts.

Rising Action in Writing Lesson Plan

5. Rising Action in Writing Lesson Plan

Teach your students how writers use rising action to keep readers interested. Students will watch a video lesson, analyze and identify rising action in samples, then do a project and take a quiz.

Plot and Theme Activities

6. Plot and Theme Activities

Two vital components to any story in literature are plot and theme. These activities provide opportunities for students to explore those elements in short stories or novels.

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