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Word Maps: Developing Critical and Analytical Thinking About Literary Characters

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Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Patricia Alejandra Lastiri

Patricia Alejandra Lastiri

Villanova d'Asti, Asti

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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Student Interactives

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Defining Moments: Charting Character Evolution in Lord of the Flies

Savagery, treachery, lost innocence… Lord of the Flies is rife with character development. Use this lesson to help students chart the character changes of Ralph and Jack, both in groups and individually.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Inquiry & Analysis

Literary Elements Map

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.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 5

French author Guy de Maupassant was born on this day in 1850.

Students read and then rewrite a de Maupassant short story, updating its vocabulary and setting to that of the 21st century.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Concept Map

This concept map can be used in a variety of ways to show relationships between words and phrases. Students can add arrows as needed and group certain ideas together.

 

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