Name your Google Doc for today "7-Point Plot Structure" 9/2/20.
1. Writing Prompt:
On their way to work every morning, your character drives by a parking lot with a brick wall, about eight or ten feet high. And if they drive by early enough, there would be people in that lot, with their cars parked facing the wall. And they'd all stand on top of their cars, looking at the wall. They're always just standing there. Not moving, not talking to each other. Just standing. And looking out over the wall.
What are the Standers looking at? What's beyond the wall and why do they do this every morning? Write for 10 minutes.
2. Get in your group from last period and work on your 7-Point Plot Structure Jigsaw: Read the section assigned to the first letter of your last name and answer the two questions below
- Group 1: Hook (Read if your last name starts with A-C)
- Group 2: First Plot Point (Read if your last name starts with D-F)
- Group 3: Pinch Point 1 (Read if your last name starts with G-K)
- Group 4: Midpoint (Read if your last name starts with L-N)
- Group 5: Pinch Point 2 (Read if your last name starts with (O-R)
- Group 6: Second Plot Point (Read if your last name starts with S-U)
- Group 7: Resolution (Read if your last name starts with V-Z)
Use the following links for your research (only check out your specific plot element). Add any other information you find as well. Add all of your notes to your Google Doc for today.
- Master Class: 7-Point Plot Structure
- Dan Wells 7 Point Plot Structure
- The Farah Project: 7 Point Plot Structure and Outlining
Answer the following questions for your assigned section:
- Summarize the most important aspects of your section in 3-5 points
- What is the main question your assigned plot element needs to answer?
- Add an image or GIF that shows what this plot element is all about
3. With your group, complete the slide for your assigned plot element. Distance Learners: choose one element and answer the questions in your Google Doc for today.
- 7-Point Plot Structure Slides (Face-To-Face Students)
4. Using the book you're currently reading (or any you can think of), list what each of the seven plot elements are for your book that you'e currently reading.
5. Exit Ticket. Which of the seven plot elements do you think impacts the plot the most and why?
- Writing Prompt
- 7-Plot Point Jigsaw (your notes on your section) and slides (start this today; we'll finish this next period)
- Plot Element Questions
- Plot Elements in your Example Book
- Exit Ticket