Reading Strategies and Literary Elements

Introduce your freshmen to reading comprehension strategies and key literary elements with a year's worth of lessons and exercises. Each lesson focuses on a specific literary device and includes a definition of the term, a passage that incorporates the device, and questions based on the passage. The concluding exercises assess learners' understanding of the strategies and elements studied. A great addition to your curriculum library.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Sequence the lessons over the course of the year to supplement units of study
Classroom Considerations
  • Although designed to prepare freshmen for the North Carolina end-of-course test, the materials and approaches in the 88-page packet are appropriate for any learning situation
  • The focus of the packet is on preparation for the textual analysis section of the exam and emphasizes literary elements and terms
  • The lessons are based on materials contained in the Glencoe literature textbook
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Pros
  • The packet includes lesson plans, literature worksheets, exercises, transparencies, assessments, test-taking strategies, and answer keys
Cons
  • None