The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Plot Diagram

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas -Plot Diagram

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A common use for Storyboard That is to help students create a plot diagram of the events from a novel. Not only is this a great way to teach the parts of the plot, but it reinforces major events and help students develop greater understanding of literary structures.

Students can create a storyboard capturing the narrative arc in a work with a six-cell storyboard containing the major parts of the plot diagram. For each cell, have students create a scene that follows the story in sequence using: Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.


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Creating a storyboard for summarizing The Boy in the Striped Pajamas will challenge students to decide what is essential. Similar to a "Five Finger Retell", students need to think critically about the events in order. This activity will also give students the opportunity to explore characters in more depth.

Consider having students plan their storyboard with a blank template prior to creating the full storyboard online. Students should begin with the retold narrative in each box before adding character dialogue. This will allow them to focus on the purpose of retelling without getting distracted by the details of the storyboard.


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Create a visual plot diagram of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Separate the story into the Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.
  3. Create an image that represents an important moment or set of events for each of the story components.
  4. Write a description of each of the steps in the plot diagram.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.

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