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 construct alternative plot diagrams for stories that do note follow the basic six-part structure. Students will then match short stories to alternative diagrams. As they read independently, the will continue to identify parts of plot in their reading.
Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan and a student worksheet.
This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.