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243 resources with the keyterm literary elements

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Tone and Mood

For Students 8th - 12th
How are mood and tone similar? Different? Help your readers understand the difference between the two with this helpful guide. On the first page, they read the definition for both tone and mood and identify words that are describe each....
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What Makes a Novel a Novel?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
As your writers prepare to do their own writing (perhaps a novel, as this worksheet suggests), they can benefit from drawing inspiration from authors and literary works they admire. Learners examine a novel they enjoyed and respond to...
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The Learning Network: Re-envisioning Classic Stories

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Readers reflect on enjoyable stories they know, brainstorm criteria that make a story "good," analyze a New York Times article about innovative children's performances, re-envision classics on their own, and peer edit drafts. Use this as...
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The Hare and the Water: A Tanzanian Folk Tale

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
"The Hare and the Water," a Tanzanian folk tale, lends a global perspective to literary analysis. Learners spend the first two days reading and storyboarding. On day three, they examine folk tale elements (worksheet included), and design...
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Comparing and Contrasting

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Teach your third graders to compare and contrast literary elements in two different works on related topics. A pre-assessment activity asks young readers to identify story elements such as character, setting, plot, and main idea. Pairs...
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Popular Music and Music Videos

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This resource is part of a three-activity unit that introduces your class to the concept of popular culture and the role that it plays in their lives. Here, learners examine the importance of the music industry and music videos in pop...
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Song of the Trees by Mildred Taylor

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Explore the literary elements of Mildred Taylor's Song of the Trees with this beautiful Prezi presentation. Focusing on the story's characters, setting, and major plot points, young readers are provided with a complete summary of this...
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TP-CASTT Practice

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Acronyms can help learners remember facts and analyze poetry. This resource includes graphic organizers for TP-CASTT, SOAPS, SOAPSTone, and DIDLS. Class members can try out one or all of these strategies to assist with that difficult job...
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The Inn of Lost Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Show this presentation before beginning a study of "The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namoika. The presentation includes: background information, vocabulary, an explanation of setting and mood, a section on sequence,and  a meet the writer...
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The Inn of Lost Time

For Students 6th - 8th
Test understanding of "The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namoika with an assessment that includes true/false, multiple choice, vocabulary, short answer, and essay questions. The test is not entirely traditional since, for the first 10...
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For Teachers 5th - 8th
Created for the first 12 chapter's of Carl Hiaasen's Hoot, the presentation is designed to be shown over several days. Great for starters or for whatever purpose you see fit, the slides include exercises and information grouped by...
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Literary Mood Ring

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Get some giggles from your class and build understanding of the mood of a literary piece with this printable. Pupils fill in the mood in the gem part of the ring, and write down supporting details below (inside of the actual ring). While...
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Express Yourself Pre Assessment Lesson 1 & 2

For Teachers 6th
Find out how much your class knows about literary elements with a quick pre-assessment. Pupils work first individually to identify the instances of personification, metaphor, simile, and more, and then with group members to determine the...
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Perfecting My Pal's Poe Paragraph

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After analyzing the compelling first paragraph of Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death," high schoolers draft original opening paragraphs using techniques identified Poe's writing. The relationship between suspense...
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Setting Details in Of Mice and Men

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
After completing John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, groups are assigned a chapter to reread. Members list major conflicts and events and quote setting details. They then make observations about how the setting prepares the reader for the...
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Robinson Crusoe Island Adventure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After reading and describing the characters, setting, and plot in The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, class members write original Island Adventure narrative pieces including detailed descriptions of people, places, and things. Afterward,...
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Figures of Speech Slide Show

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This slide show on figures of speech includes definitions, images, and examples from real texts for several common terms: metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, irony, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, and imagery. The presentation is...
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Digging Deep for Figurative Language (Hyperbole)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are hyperboles? Examine the attributes of hyperboles with your high school classes. Pupils read selected poems and prose selections that feature hyperboles and discuss their functions in each work of literature. Specific poems and...
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Creative Writing Unit: Analyzing, Interpreting, Discussing and Writing Various Genres of African-American Literature

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A six-week unit takes high schoolers through various works of African-American literature, including poems, plays, and short stories. The lesson plan format includes a week-by-week description of activities, goals, materials, and...
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Film Critique: The Story and the Techniques

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why just show your class a movie when you could teach them how to critique film the same way they do literature? While this lesson uses Battlestar Galactica as its visual text of choice, this plan could be used with any film selection....
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A Theme Is...

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Colorful contemporary images contained in a PowerPoint presentation will capture the attention of class members and model for them the how to distinguish between the subject and the theme of a work. A great want to introduce this...
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Literary Terms Quiz

For Students 7th - 10th
Use this literary terms quiz as either a pre-test or summative assessment! Twenty-six questions test your middle and high schooler's knowledge of different literary terms like protagonist, allusion, irony, metaphor, and motif. It's a...
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Writing Effective Responses to Literature

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Help your middle schoolers respond to literature by using this literary critique lesson. They will discover critique strategies as they employ their knowledge of literary elements to role-play the part of a literary critic reviewing a...
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Vantage Points, Multiple Perspectives: Task 2 Day 4-5

For Teachers 8th
Take a closer look at heroes and villains with your eighth graders. In order to understand how an author pulls from works of the past to create modern literature, the class discusses every thing they know about heroes and villains. A...