This is a cute template I use along with the new Lucy Calkins writing units.  It is a graphic organizer so that students can keep their work need.  I introduce it during session 5. (Each bullet is actually polka dotted.)

Story Arc: Writer's Workshop

This is a cute template I use along with the new Lucy Calkins writing units. It is a graphic organizer so that students can keep their work need. I introduce it during session (Each bullet is actually polka dotted.

A strong character arc needs to show change, and this method is the easiest way to ensure a big change over a story.

Building a Character Arc: Start at the End

A strong character arc needs to show change, and this method is the easiest way to ensure a big change over a story. by Jami Gold

Haha I totally drew something like this when I was teaching 4 th grade this one looks a lot better than mine!

Reading, writing, plot diagram - Haha I totally drew something like this when I was teaching 4 th grade this one looks a lot better than mine!

Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher: anchor charts, I remember learning this in middle school and think that I could even start it in my 5th grade classroom. Visuals will be extremely beneficial for my students.

What is Plot? Adventures of a Grade Teacher: anchor charts, I remember learning this in middle school and think that I could even start it in my grade classroom. Visuals will be extremely beneficial for my students.

This NaNoWriMo outline is your 30-day cheatsheet!  The research for these scenes is based on the common structural elements of Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games.

#NaNoWriMo Outline: Your 30-Day Cheatsheet

This NaNoWriMo outline is your cheatsheet! The research for these scenes is based on the common structural elements of Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games (not to mention The Hero's Journey).

Literacy and Laughter: Tales from Fifth Grade: SWBST & PIIYOW

Laminate and use a dry-erase marker on the sticky notes. Use for writing or summarizing narratives. (Post Its, Sticky Notes, English Language Arts, Anchor Chart, Grammar)

Use this Storytelling Arc handout with ANY short story, novel, or play. Perfect for middle school and high school English classes. Click now for this FREE worksheet!

Use this Storytelling Arc handout with ANY short story, novel, or play. Perfect for middle school and high school English classes. Click now for this FREE worksheet!

This blog post describes how the teacher had students work with a partner to fill out a graphic organizer and discover whether their story was missing parts of a well-stuctured plot.

Yesterday, I shared this picture of a chart we have been building and creating over the last couple of weeks. I& be sharing how I&

A tool to help students understand the story arc while teaching the Lucy Calkin's 4th grade writing unit "Arc of Story."

A tool to help students understand the story arc while teaching the Lucy Calkin's grade writing unit "Arc of Story.

Many novels follow a three act formula. Find out more about three act novels and how to use this common story structure.

Three Act Structure - Make your Novel Satisfying

Student Writing Expectations (MCAS Ready) | Teach Children Well   - Narrative Graphic Organizer

Storytelling model - classic display of "the story arc" from Mills Mills Mills Mills Devlin

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