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Rummaging for Fiction: Using Found Photographs and Notes to Spark Story Ideas
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions|
Charleston, South Carolina
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Students can map out the key literary elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution as prewriting for their own fiction or as analysis of a text by another author in this secondary-level interactive.
- Sample Story from Found Image and Letter
- Teacher's Guide for the Literary Elements Mapping Tool
- Short Story Editing Guide
- Bookmark the Online Photograph and Document Resources page for use in Session One.
- Make two copies of the Short Story Editing Guide for each student and one copy of the Short Story Completion Checklist for each student. You may also want to create an overhead of each handout.
- Make copies of the Sample Story from Found Image and Letter or make an overhead transparency to share with the class.
- Test the Literary Elements Mapping Tool on each of your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and to ensure that you have Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.
- Review the Teacher's Guide for the Literary Elements Mapping Tool and familiarize yourself with how the guide can be used to help facilitate student progress. Print a copy of the guide for use in Session Three.