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Section 4.2 of the text discusses in detail the importance and the various types of plot we see in the stories we read. Successful stories are those that have an identifiable plot or sequence of events (Coats, 2013). Our understanding of the types of plot will help us to better identify the kinds of stories our future students gravitate towards. For this post, you will complete the chart "The Seven Basic Plots." You will choose at least two children's books that fit into each plot category. A title may fit into more than one category, but you must choose at least two books for each plot type. Then, briefly discuss how knowing this information will help you choose literature for your classroom.

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The following posting discusses the various types of plots in the stories we read.

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The seven plots are

1. Overcoming the monster (little Red Riding Hood)
2. Rags to Riches (Cinderella) or (The Ugly Duckling)
3. Quest (Robin Hood) Hero type stories
4. Voyage and Return (Alice and Wonderland) or (Time Machine)
5. Rebirth (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
6. Comedy (Cat in The Hat) or (Dr. Zeus)
7. Tragedy -(rebellion and Mystery) Scrooge

The plot is the name of the sequence. Every plot should have exposition, rising and ...

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