This is my all time favorite movie, the one I must have loved deeply, seeing as it is the one I remember the most quotes from.

This is my all time favorite movie, the one I must have loved deeply, seeing as it is the one I remember the most quotes from.

creepy... who receives the signal (a whole planet, or a space program...or maybe a lone ship exploring deep space?)

creepy... who receives the signal (a whole planet, or a space program...or maybe a lone ship exploring deep space?)

PLOT diagram. After I show my students this, I have them create their own graphic organizer to display the plot and them have them explain it.

PLOT diagram. After I show my students this, I have them create their own graphic organizer to display the plot and them have them explain it.

OMG!  I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!!  Reading passages with multiple choice questions.  All are categorized by concept (plot, sequence, etc...)  GREAT CST prep.

OMG! I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!! Reading passages with multiple choice questions. All are categorized by concept (plot, sequence, etc...) GREAT CST prep.

ReadWorks.org: Proven Tools for Teaching Comprehension. Copyright ReadWorks. All rights reserved. Sign up for free. Access to K-6 lessons aligned by reading skill/strategy, standards. Over 1,000 nonfiction passages for 2-6. Incredible site!

ReadWorks.org: Proven Tools for Teaching Comprehension. Copyright ReadWorks. All rights reserved. Sign up for free. Access to K-6 lessons aligned by reading skill/strategy, standards. Over 1,000 nonfiction passages for 2-6. Incredible site!

Contaminated was such a harsh word... and in the case of the disease everyone was suddenly so scared of- completely subjective. Technically she wasn't contaminated now, but she had been in the past. She was one of those few that had survived it, and if they knew they would probably have drained her heart dry to find the key to curing the sickness. Except it wasn't the blood that fought off the disease, it was the spinal fluid. She had sent several messages to scientist and doctors around…

Contaminated was such a harsh word... and in the case of the disease everyone was suddenly so scared of- completely subjective. Technically she wasn't contaminated now, but she had been in the past. She was one of those few that had survived it, and if they knew they would probably have drained her heart dry to find the key to curing the sickness. Except it wasn't the blood that fought off the disease, it was the spinal fluid. She had sent several messages to scientist and doctors around…

National Novel Writing Month — Plot Doctoring: 9 Steps to Build a Strong Plot

National Novel Writing Month — Plot Doctoring: 9 Steps to Build a Strong Plot

Lots of line plot activities in this post. Graphing measurements on a line plot made fun!  Plus a great tip about making estimations.

Lots of line plot activities in this post. Graphing measurements on a line plot made fun! Plus a great tip about making estimations.

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