Once I took myself out of the lesson, all was well! As the students view the video, I will pause the video four times throughout the viewing. Instead of having the students take direct notes like I had originally planned, at the last minute I decided to have them. At this point the students will share they liked the suspense, or they could relate to the conflicts, or they found the book to be funny. The range of works that the class has covered can provide an opportunity to discuss the many different ways that plot structures can be varied in narrative works. At this point, if there are some students who still struggle with the concept of pulling out the pieces to plot, I will provide them with the pieces from the story already pulled out.
What one student feels is exciting, another may not. This website has helped me so much. Worksheet will open in a new window. This allows the weaker student to observe the strategies stronger students use to persevere through problems. These are the Reading Literature Worksheets for the 6th grade common core. Once the students have matched the terms, I will have them place them in order.
Once the video is over, I will ask the students to work within their groups to complete the for the video. By modeling with a text we have mastered, I am able to focus on the skill and not so much the comprehension of the text. This section covers the key terms that relate to reading literature. Modeling the reading strategies is key to analyzing literature. This also helps the students feel more comfortable about sharing and discussing. If students struggle with identifying the climax of the story, I always ask them to identify the main conflict. Based on their analysis, ask students to ensure that their writing pays enough attention to the plot features.
By working within their groups they will be able to utilize each others' skills to complete the chart. Reading literature is an enjoyable experience for most students. By the conclusion, or end of the story, characters might find solutions to their problems or answers to their questions. It is very important that the students hear your thoughts as you are completing the chart. By identifying the conflict then linking it to the climax, the students can see the story line or plot change.
This gives them the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and hear other students' viewpoints and ideas. Once I started this with my first class I quickly realized that they did not have the depth of knowledge required to figure out the elements of a story on their own. Because students will look for evidence throughout these longer works, this activity can serve as a review of the entire work. Encourage students to compare the plots of the many works, looking for ways that different authors vary the structure in their works. . It will be useful for recall for any students who struggle with focus or comprehension.
This lets me know who to work with or pull for reteaching later in this lesson. We will repeat this process with the rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. This is a revision of the lesson is used last year. So, for the rest of the time, I didn't pull a small group, but just used the students who did well as volunteers and leaders. I have a stronger student paired with a weaker student.
Watch the movie to find out how characters grow and change throughout a story. Falling action leads swiftly to a resolution. I will then pull the class back together and review the parts to plot. In the section exercise, students write the stressed and unstressed symbols above the words from the first lines of common nursery rhymes. After my first class, I had to completely re order what I did, and it ended up working much better.
Assign each group a different story so that you can make comparisons later in the session. We graded it quickly in class before we started. This will be helpful later in filling out the plot chart. I have used all of your materials and shared them with fellow teachers. I have them flow map it first to make sure that they don't leave anything out to prepare them for more difficult text in the future.