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Explore the elements of science fiction. Middle schoolers investigate the literary elements present in science fiction and write their own science fiction stories.
Young scholars 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.
Twelfth graders read William Shakespeare's "King Lear" and draw connections to King James I with King Lear.
Compare stories across cultures using "Six" from Still Life with Rice by Helie Lee and "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. Begin by covering the concept of a storyline map, a visual of the rising action, climax, and resolution. Young readers work on a quickwrite topic, then they read and summarize the short stories. The culminating activity compares the main characters from each story and asks critical-thinking questions.
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.
Students write a short story together, each person taking part of the plot: situation, explosive incident, rising action, climax, falling action and denouement.
Elements of plot are explored using the Geronimo Stilton book series. Pupils identify various plot elements using sticky notes, complete a plot diagram, participate in a class discussion, and write a book review. Worksheet links and assessment ideas are included, as is an extension activity where the class writes their own Stilton narrative.
Sherlock Holmes, the eccentric detective, is back in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel. Geared toward advanced learners, this link provides a quote of interest, a journal topic, and a few defined vocabulary terms . 
In this communities instructional activity, 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 instructional activity has 8 true or false, 5 matching, and 12 fill in the blank questions.
Students explore philanthropy in literature. For this cross curriculum literacy and character development lesson, students read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and note charitable acts described in the story. Students relate story elements such as theme, mood, character, vocabulary, and symbolism to philanthropy.
This plot worksheet provides a graphic organizer to document and organize the elements of a story: conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution.
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.
Students identify the elements of plot and write a script with a strong plot.  In this plot lesson, students identify elements of plot in examples by completing a chart and a graphic organizer.  Students then create plots from given elements.
Learners take a closer look at managing ecosystems in Britain. In this geography skills lesson, students determine how applying climax vegetation theories to the Salisbury Plain have helped or hindered the area.
Seventh graders explore the various elements found in the advertisement of a dramatic experience. Playbills are created that reflect the plot without revealing the climax of the play. Costumes, set construction, and character description are experienced in thi
Fifth graders identify how a pond can change into a grassland. An ecosystems lesson where learners identify pioneer and climax species, and recognize that ecological succession can take up to 100 years or more. Some excellent activities and worksheets are embedded in this fine plan.
Students analyze what makes a hero in The Lord of the Rings, Book Six. They discuss the characters and the aspects of their behaviors that make them heroes and write essays regarding the climax and heroic gestures of a character. After writing their essays, they research a deceased historical figure and write a tribute for the figure's tombstone.
Students, after reading and discussing the two texts by Flannery O'Connor, "Good Country People" and "Greenleaf," analyze the plot, tone, characters, themes and setting in each story. They write their own short stories dealing with a detailed plot and real-time events including flashbacks, etc.
In this plot diagram graphic organizer instructional activity, students plot the opening, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of a piece of literature.

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