An introduction to a plot diagram and its parts.
A plot diagram resembles a mountain and allows any reader to keep track of a story's parts and events. Scholastic provides a great version of what a plot diagram can look like.
The plot diagram is available here: http://www2.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf/l/lessonplans_graphicorg_pdfs_plotdiagram.pdf
Here is an excellent video showing what a plot diagram looks like and what the different parts include. The video uses the fable "The Three Little Pigs" as an example for the different parts of a plot diagram. If you are unfamiliar with the story of "The Three Little Pigs," an example story can be found here: http://ivyjoy.com/fables/threepigs.html.
It is now time to create and do your very own plot diagram. Watch the "Bugs Bunny" cartoon below and by creating your own or by using the Scholastic template complete the elements of a plot diagram.