We found 96 resources with the keyterm literary terms
The Great Gatsby: Figurative Language
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars." The figurative language found in the first four chapters of The Great Gatsby comes under scrutiny in an activity that...
Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
8th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet. Although designed for gifted learners, the...
Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Ask your class to lend their ears, and eyes, to a short video that defines and offers examples of synecdoche and metonymy. Whether it be brand names like Kleenex® and Band-aids® that have come to stand for all the products in a category,...
Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Illusions and allusions certainly sound similar but there is a world of difference in their meanings. The narrator of this short video distinguishes between these terms, defines them, and offers examples that are sure to engage viewers....
Understanding Figurative Language: "A Leopard Can't Change His Spots"
5 mins 5th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Idioms are the focus a short video that shows viewers how to use context clues to determine meaning. Learners first image the picture the idiom creates, then examine context clues, and finally, they illustrate the idiom. The presentation...
Understanding Figurative Language: "Take Under One's Wing"
4 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Are your learners tearing their hair out trying to understand idioms? Blow their minds with a short video that models how to use context clues to find the sense in the syntax. Rather than looking at the meaning of each individual word,...
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Clouds on the Horizon--Foreshadowing
6th - 9th
The seeds of tragedy are planted early in John Steinbeck's story of migrant workers George Milton and Lenny Small. Nurture the imagination of readers by asking them to craft predictions about what will grow out of events in chapters one...
Language Types: Figurative Language and Literal Language
7th - 12th
Six types of figurative language (simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia) are the focus of a PowerPoint that defines and offers color-coded examples of these terms. Consider expanding the presentation by...
Tone and Style: The Subtleties of the Short Story
11th - 12th
The elements of good writing are the focus of a presentation designed for short story writers. Included is advice from famous writers on how to develop a style, emphasize the tone of a story, utilize the predictable, and maintain interest.
Of Mice and Men: Chapter 2 Reading and Study Guide
8th - 9th
Provide your class with this reading guide for chapter two of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. They grapple with new vocabulary words like swamper, cesspool, and mollified before checking out literary terms and answering a list of questions...