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What are the three types of irony? High schoolers engage in a instructional activity about the use of irony while reading O.Henry's short story "Gift of the Magi." They'll discuss rising action, climax, and resolution in the text before highlighting the use of irony. How can irony also occur in our everyday life? High schoolers brainstorm real-life examples.
Part of a much longer unit, this instructional activity focuses on plot development and structure in relation to details that convey climax and resolution. The class discusses plot elements, compares what they know to books they have read, and then begins to outline the basic plot for their novel project.
What are the elements of a personal narrative? Get your class talking by reading "The Necklace" and "A Dangerous Game." The lesson focuses primarily on defining certain vocabulary terms (like context clues, plot, conflict, climax, etc.) and identifying components of a text. Unfortunately, no specific questions or prompts are provided for the teacher, just a few paragraphs summarizing what the teacher will discuss.
Seventh graders review the steps of ecological succession in a hardwood forest, and they review the concept of climax community. There job is to discover how succession works in other communities of living things. Students are reminded about biotic and abiotic factors and interdependence of species. They work in groups of four to create a mini-history lesson about the life in a community of living things spanning 100 years.
Students practice biographical writing after completing research on the subject. In this journalism lesson, students read a story of an important person's life and discuss the important moments along the way. Students utilize their information to retell the story in their words, practicing new writing techniques throughout the assignment.
Students evaluate various literary elements from the book <i>Dragonwings</i>. In this literature study lesson, students complete various activities including a plot diagram, a conflict list, and connecting the climax of the book to real-life disasters. Printable worksheets are included.
After reading "The King of Mazy May" by Jack London, learners reinforce their literary analysis skills in this SMART board lesson. The provided SMART board file allows themto define elements of a short story, and then add it to the plot diagram. The class can then diagram the plot of the short story in partners or small groups. An assessment calls for reading a new story and diagraming the plot. All necessary resources, including the short story, are provided or linked.
Do figures of speech enhance a play or story? In small groups, learners locate and describe figures of speech they find while reading a reader's theater play. After making predictions, they describe how the figures of speech make the play better. They also compare the play to the story on which it was based. Part I of the instructions relates to this activity; Parts III and beyond appear to have been accidentally cut-and-pasted from another unit.
In this communities worksheet, students will look at the interactions between biotic and abiotic factors and the effect these factors have on organism populations. Students will also order the succession steps that occur over time in an ecosystem. This worksheet has 8 true or false, 5 matching, and 12 fill in the blank questions.
Middle schoolers explore philanthropy in literature. In this cross curriculum literacy and character development lesson, students read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and note charitable acts described in the story. Middle schoolers relate story elements such as theme, mood, character, vocabulary, and symbolism to philanthropy.
Investigate philosophical issues and opinions on human society while reading The Giver. This English literature lesson prompts middle schoolers analyze the plot, climax, dialogue, and characters of The Giver by Lois Lowry. They update a plot diagram which organizes the elements of the story.