Narrative arcs and the prototypical “Plot Diagram” are essential for building literary comprehension and appreciation. Plot diagrams allow students to pick out major themes in the text, trace changes to major characters over the course of the narrative, and hone their analytic skills.
Have students create a visual plot summary of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" !
Come on Mama and Baby! This porridge is too hot. Let's go for a walk!
Ooh! Porridge, my favorite!
Once upon a time there were three bears who lived in a house in the forest. There was the great big Papa Bear, medium-sized Mama Bear, and a tiny Baby Bear.
One morning when they were about to eat their breakfast they realized their porridge was far too hot so they decided take a walk to allow it to cool. They did not realize a little girl was watching!
The little girl was Goldilocks, who was very curious. She went into the bears house and saw their porridge and ate it all up! She also tried out their chairs and broke Baby Bear's! She was tired after her adventure so she climbed into their beds!
I will never do that again!
The three bears came home to find Goldilocks fast asleep in Baby Bear's bed!
Goldilocks awoke to find the three bears hovering over her. She was so frightened, she jumped up and ran out of the house as fast as she could!
Goldilocks ran straight home and climbed into her own bed. She vowed to never sneak into someone's house ever again!