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Identifying the antonyms for vocabulary you're learning will definitely help ensure a deeper understanding. There are 10 words included, and a detailed answer sheet. Example words include climax, resolute, and ajar. 
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.
The stories in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street form the basis for a lesson on plot elements. The class examines introduction, sequence, problem, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution and identifies these elements in several of Cisneros’s vignettes. Groups then select one chapter from the collection and design a presentation in which they identify the plot elements in their story.
Students practice biographical writing after completing research on the subject.  In this journalism activity, 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.
Explore the elements of science fiction. Young scholars investigate the literary elements present in science fiction and write their own science fiction stories.
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.
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.
Students 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. Students 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.
Students identify the elements of plot and write a script with a strong plot.  In this plot lesson plan, students identify elements of plot in examples by completing a chart and a graphic organizer.  Students then create plots from given elements.
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.
In this exploring an attribute graph worksheet, students read information and observe an attribute graph about Cinderella, and complete a bar graph about the attributes of a historical figure or climax of events. Students complete one graph.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-FiveStudents may check some of their answers online.
Four questions about conclusion, climax, tone, and theme make up this worksheet about literary elements. The questions are specific to certain short stories ("The Landlady," "The Tell Tale Heart," "There Will Come Soft Rains," and "The Monkey's Paw") but could be modified for the stories you are reading in class. Use the worksheet as a class activity, homework assignment, or quiz.

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