Plot Diagram Mini-Lesson | Plot Structure Practice with Pixar & Greek Myths!


Do your students need practice with the plot diagram? I’ve got you covered! With this no-prep mini-lesson, you’ll have everything you need to teach your students the plot structure and give them plenty of opportunities to practice. From Pixar shorts to podcasts to Greek Myths, mastering the plot elements has never been easier!


This Plot Lesson Includes:

  • Editable Presentation (PowerPoint & Google Slides)
  • Plot Diagram Notetaker (Guided & Completed Versions)
  • Blank Plot Diagram Template to use with Pixar Shorts or ANY Short Story
  • 4 Greeking Out Podcast Plot Diagrams
  • 3 Greek Myths & Paired Plot Diagrams

You’ll love this scaffolded approach to teaching plot because it walks students through the plot elements in three distinct ways:

  • Watch Pixar Shorts & diagram the plot
  • Listen to Greek Mythology Podcasts & diagram the plot
  • Read Greek Myths & diagram the plot

Use this plot diagram minilesson to help students better understand the planned and logical events that move a story along. It’s perfect whole class or in a small group/remedial class.

👩‍🏫 Teachers love the visually appealing AND editable slides that are READY to teach.

🧑‍🎓 Students love the engaging stories and activities!

Both printable and digital versions are included!

The plot terms used in this resource are:

  • Exposition
  • Inciting Incident
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Falling Action
  • Resolution



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Meandering Through the Middle said, “I found this resource to be both engaging and rigorous. It included much more than I needed, and I will be using it again in the future. Thank you!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Christina said, “Thorough resource on plot and provides several short stories for students to practice. I love all of the graphic organizers available for print or digital.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nikki said, “LOVE this set. Perfect to use with any book and even as an assessment to see if they remember each plot element.”


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.10

RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.10

RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, RL.7.10


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