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Elements of Plot Teaching Presentation

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Google Slide, PowerPoint | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 6

Teach them to your students with a Plot Elements Teaching presentation.

Elements of Plot Lesson Plans and Instructional Tools

Plot, the structure of a story that moves the action forward, is essential to writing fiction. This engaging PowerPoint & Google Slides presentation will guide you on how to teach the elements of plot to your students. 

What are the 5 Elements of Plot? Let’s Find Out!

This presentation covers the following five elements of the plot diagram/story mountain:

  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Falling Action
  • Resolution

Using the provided presentation and integrated activities students will be able to describe the 5 elements of plot, understand plot structure, and complete a plot diagram (plot mountain).

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