Literature - EC: L.N.2.3.3
Continuum of Activities
The list below represents a continuum of activities: resources categorized by Standard/Eligible Content that teachers may use to move students toward proficiency. Using LEA curriculum and available materials and resources, teachers can customize the activity statements/questions for classroom use.
This continuum of activities offers:
- Instructional activities designed to be integrated into planned lessons
- Questions/activities that grow in complexity
- Opportunities for differentiation for each student’s level of performance
English Language Arts, Literature
Explain, interpret, compare, describe, analyze, and/or evaluate plot in a variety of nonfiction:
Note: Plot may also be called action.
- elements of the plot (e.g. exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and/or resolution)
- the relationship between elements of the plot and other components of the text
- how the author structures plot to advance the action
- Sequence at least six events from a text into a chart that shows which are exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.
- Identify whether the plot moves in a traditional linear manner or uses flashbacks and/or flashforwards.
- Compare at least two events that help advance the plot of a narrative.
- Summarize the climax of a narrative and explain the relationship between the climax and the large conflict of the narrative.
- Cite evidence to analyze the relationship between the resolution of a narrative and a major character.
- Investigate whether or not there are patterns or motifs that work to advance the plot, illustrate a theme or develop characterization.
- Students correctly sequence the most important events from a text (the ones that help advance plot the most) in terms of where they fall in exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.
- Students correctly identify whether or not a plot move in a traditional linear, chronological direction, or whether there are instances of prolepsis, analepsis or in medias res.
- Students compare two parts of the rising action to determine which advances the plot of a narrative more strongly.
- Students not only demonstrate understanding of the climax through summary, but also demonstrate understanding of the climax’s role in shaping the conflict of the narrative.
- Students demonstrate understanding of how plot works to develop characterization by drawing conclusions about how a character is affected by and/or affects the resolution of a narrative.
- Students investigate whether or not a narrative employs patterns and/or motifs as part of the plot and how these patterns advance the plot itself.
Suggested Rubric: This rubric may be used to assess a student’s overall mastery of the standard or eligible content.