A good story is like a tasty recipe. It follows a recipe that blends all of the ingredients together. This week our class will be learning how the elements of a story work together to make the plot. Students will use a plot diagram to visualize and understand the purpose of each part of the plot.
Students are welcome to review the elements of a story by visiting the following interactive link :
Interactive elements of a story
The class will read and discuss an adapted version of Frankenstein. Students will learn academic vocabulary related to the elements of a story: plot, exposition, setting, characters, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
As they read Frankenstein, students will learn and apply the following vocabulary that will help them understand the story: laboratory, digging, grave, amputating, stitching, lever, bolt, blinding, groan, fright, brain, and village. An animated version of this story is available for students to review. Just click on the following link and enjoy: Frankenstein
Students will map the elements of the story of Frankenstein using a flow map. They will also identify and describe the main characters of the story. Students will use adjectives to describe people learned in our previous unit.