Unwinding a Circular Plot: Prediction Strategies in Reading and Writing


  • Aug 8 2010 11:30 PM

    Mary Kay Monson


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This lesson, from ReadWriteThink, builds on students' existing knowledge of plot structure and of cycles in other content areas, and invites students to use a circle plot graphic organizer to explore the structure of this type of story. The cyclical nature of the stories is an excellent match for discussion of prediction and sequencing skills. After exploring the features of circular plot stories in this activity, students write their own stories individually or in small groups. This lesson incorporates a Circle Plot Diagram Student Interactive. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Literature