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Using Picture Books to Teach Plot Development and Conflict Resolution

Three Lesson Unit by  Lisa Storm Fink (Urbana, Illinois)
Teach Plot Development and Conflict Resolution with Picture Books

"In this lesson, students explore the concepts of plot development and conflict resolution through focused experiences with picture books. The class searches the text and illustrations for cues to the development of the book’s plot and the resolution of the story’s conflict. They then use a graphic organizer to complete a structured analysis of plot and conflict resolution in the picture book. Finally, students have the opportunity to build bridges from their own experiences as readers to those skills needed as writers by revising their stories to strengthen the plot."

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