Posted by: nancyisanders | May 14, 2015

Chapter Book: Your Mentor Text on a Plot Chart

Stink Plot chart 1

Now let’s take what we’ve discovered about the beginning, middle, and ending of our mentor text, Stink #1 and let’s write it on its very own plot chart.

Here’s what we discovered by digging around on the first page, the last page, and the middle pages of Stink:

Beginning:
Stink is the shortest person in the whole world.

Middle:
Newton grows…then is gone. It’s all part of the life cycle that Newton went down the drain.

Ending:
Stink knows he’ll grow in time because it’s all part of the life cycle.

Go ahead and print out the Basic Plot Chart A that’s on my site, Writing According to Humphrey and Friends. (You’ll find it by scrolling down towards the middle.) Then write these key plot ingredients on your chart so it looks like the one I’ve written above.

Now spend time brainstorming ideas about what you want to have happen in you very own story.

We talked about how you want your story to begin and how you want it to end.

What do you want to have happen in the very middle of your story to tie that all together? Jot down ideas you have. We’ll talk more about this in an upcoming post.


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