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Literary Elements Map

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Literary Elements Map

Grades 6 – 12
Interactive Type Inquiry & Analysis
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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

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An updated version of the Story Map, this interactive best suits secondary students in literary study. The tool includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities, focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development (shown at left). As with the Story Map, this interactive can be used in multiple contexts, whether they be author studies, genre studies, or thematic units, among others. Students can map out the key literary elements for a variety purposes, including response to literature or as a prewriting activity when composing their own fiction. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   5 – 9  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Fairy Tale Autobiographies

Students read and analyze fairy tales from several cultures, identifying common elements. Choosing common situations, students write original fairy tales, using picture books as models and a peer review process.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Story Character Homepage

Students analyze personal homepages, as well as a character in a book they have read, and then create a homepage for the character.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Book Reviews, Annotation, and Web Technology

Students work in groups to create annotated book reviews with links to topics of interest related to their book.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Media Literacy: Examining the World of Television Teens

Pop culture and the classroom collide in this lesson when students go behind the scenes to analyze a television series for characterization to use in an original television show proposal.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Change through Allegory and Poetry

Students read an example of allegory, review literary concepts, complete literary elements maps and plot diagrams, create a pictorial allegory, and write diamante poems related to the theme of change.

 

Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources

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Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Book Report Alternative: Getting Acquainted with Farcebook

In this alternative to the traditional book report, students report on their novel choices using Facebook-like pages.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 4

Edward Stratemeyer, creator of book series such as Nancy Drew, was born on this day in 1862.

Students select several books from one of Stratemeyer's series to read, discuss shared elements in the books, and use the 3-Circle Venn Diagram to compare story elements.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 23

Avi was born in 1937.

After reading Nothing But the Truth, students explore a current event topic and write their own short work of fiction in a similar multigenre format.