Day 3

The Jungle Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Shape of the Story

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will be able to visualize the structure of the story.

    Common Core Standards:



    Have students explore Kurt Vonnegut's charts about the shapes of stories.

    Discuss the different shapes and decide if The Jungle exhibits qualities of each one. Ask students to decide which seems the closest to the shape of The Jungle so far.

    Ask students to map out plot events on the chart they chose. (It may be From Bad to Worse.)

    To extend the activity, ask students to consider what would have to happen in the story to make it fit one of the other charts.

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