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This strategy helps students with plot development by using a graphic organizer.

  1. The students read an assigned story.

  2. Using a graphic representation similar to a clock, the students draw 12 pictures depicting events from the story.

  3. The students start at the 1 o’clock position and draw a picture of the starting event.

  4. The students continue around the circle with pictures relaying the story events in successive order.

  5. The final event is placed at the 12 o’clock position.

  6. The students add a sentence near each picture to further explain the events.

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