This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history.

In today's lesson, students will begin to explore the plot diagram by mapping a short story onto the diagram.

Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet, and an overhead transparency for use with the lesson.

This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.


This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history.

In today's lesson, students will begin to explore the plot diagram by mapping a short story onto the diagram.

This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.

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16 - Student Worksheet

by Chelsea Nilsson
This student worksheet is for use with lesson 16 of the Great Depression unit.

This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.

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16 - Overhead Transparency

by Chelsea Nilsson
This overhead transparency is for use with lesson 16 of the Great Depression unit.

This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.

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