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Middle schoolers in particular will benefit from this simple presentation. Forty slides cover story elements like the protagonist, antagonist, and setting, and literary devices are also included. Some examples are given, but for the most part the slides are pretty blank, housing just the term and the definition. 
The class gets creative after listening to a short story containing a definitive structure. They are required to think about character, relationship, and setting, while attempting to show rather than tell, in their writing. Dialogue, descriptive language, and actions are the top priority for your young writers. 
Ninth graders discover the characteristics of a short story. Students read short stories. They investigate elements such as climax, resolution, exposition, conflict and point of view. Students apply the elements to the composition of their own original work.
Introduce your readers to the story map, the graphic organizer that helps them clarify the elements and meaning of a narrative. The class works together to map one selection and then for guided practice they chart the setting, main characters, events, climax and resolution of Katherine Brush's, "The Birthday Party."
Students continue to read the story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek". In groups, they define the word foreshadowing. They identify the points in the story that they believe are the rising action, climax, falling action and resolution. They share their ideas with the class and discuss their reasoning in choosing those points in the story.
In this urban ecology worksheet, students identify and define nonindigenous. Then they explain why nonindigenous plants are a problem. Students also identify and describe the difference between a weed and a flower.
In this literature worksheet, students use this plot diagram to help identify key elements of a story. Students record information about the introduction, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.
This instructional activity provides boxes in which to record information corresponding with plot: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
Ninth graders explore The Miracle Worker. In this literature lesson, 9th graders review two elements of drama--dialogue and plot. Students identify all plot elements and explain the climax and resolution.
Students orally retell the Yosemite Miwok legends and design accompanying artistic depictions. They discover the various storytelling elements, such as plot and theme.
Tenth graders continue reading "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". They identify instances where the story changes from rising action to climax to falling action to resolution. They write a page on what they think the ending is.
For this story plot flow map worksheet, learners complete the flow chart through short answers writing about the beginning, middle, climax, and conclusion of the story.
This literary terms handout defines introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement.
In this plot outline graphic organizer, students identify the conflict and events in the rising action, then the climax and resolution of a story. The plot diagram reinforces the parts of the story as the students make their identifications.
Introduce your class members to the parts of a play. Although the title of the presentation would suggest that examples from Shakespeare’s tragedy will illustrate the terms, beyond the first slide, Romeo and Juliet is not mentioned; therefore, the slides could be used with any play. Consider extending the presentation by asking viewers to identify these elements in any drama being studied. 
Through this three-day lesson plan, learners will develop an understanding of several elements of narration such as plot, characterization, setting, point of view, and theme. Reading several fiction texts and taking notes using dialectical journaling, your class will make analytical observations, comparisons, and ask textual questions. Using the data collected, they will present their findings in an analysis. Home connections, extensions, and differentiation activities included.
An engaging literary game called "Dingo," is here for your young mathematicians. Dingo is a game which is played with dice. The first team of students to remove all of the numbers on the game board are declared the winners. To remove a number, the team must correctly answer a question such as, #5; A comparison of unlike things, stating that one is the other......the answer is "metaphor."
In this African savanna worksheet, students watch the movie, The Lion Kingand then answer ecosystem questions based on the movie. Students review biomes, food chains, and climax communities. This worksheet has 44 fill in blank and 10 short answer questions.
After reading the short story "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant, give your readers this two-page packet to assess their reading comprehension. These are not your typical recall questions-instead, readers focus on the climax, types of irony, characters, themes, and setting to answer the questions provided. A great set of questions encourage a deep reading!
Simile, suffice, summary. Review with your class the terms used to discuss text. Presented as a multiple choice quiz, the correct response for each prompt is indicated by a brilliant yellow happy face.

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