Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Plot with Gestures and Summarizing

Dog Breath is a fabulous resource to teach plot:  exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution. You can also use it to teach foreshadowing and alliteration. Check out the video below of sixth-graders doing 'plot aerobics' and sharing their summaries of this book. A couple of students 'watched' the aerobics which is okay -- because they are still learning. Kudos to Mrs. Jackson's class for being patient with me and allowing me to video some summaries after the lesson was over. :)

You should always teach a lesson at least twice. Check out the modified gestures below. :-)

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