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Worksheet: Elements of A Short Story
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.
7th - 9th Language Arts 41 Views 450 Downloads
Using Commas I
Learning the proper way to use a comma takes a lot of practice. Use this resource to focus on four of the main rules. Writers review using a comma (and a FANBOYS) to join two independent clauses, separate items in a series, separate adjectives, and avoid misreading.
7th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 34 Downloads
The Story Volcano
Students analyze parts of a story through the sequence of actions. In this story elements lesson, students work in groups to read a story about a volcano and complete a worksheet on the elements within the story. Students then create second scenes that builds cumulatively through the story elements.
4th - 6th Language Arts 40 Views 81 Downloads
Short Story Elements
Young scholars engage in a instructional activity that investigates the elements that are necessary in a short story. Each element is covered separately while they take notes for each part. Then the teacher points out each element while reading a short story to the class.
4th - 5th Language Arts 58 Views 206 Downloads
Using Visual Art to Create Scenes
Students review scene structure and the elements beginning, middle and end. They view a piece of art to stimulate an idea for a improvised scene. Students work in small groups, create and then perform their scenes for the rest of the class.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Elements of Narration
Twelfth graders analyze the elements of fiction and use literary analysis vocabulary to evaluate fiction works. In this fiction analysis lesson, 12th graders define elements of fiction and complete a diagram for the elements.Students keep a dialectical journal for the lesson.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 33 Downloads
Unit Plan: Short Stories
Tenth graders complete a unit of lessons on the story elements of Sherlock Holmes short stories. They analyze the plot elements, complete graphic organizers, read and discuss the plots, observe a person and take notes, and analyze an oral narration.
10th Language Arts 12 Views 57 Downloads
Students review succession charts for their native area before going to an outside site to view the changes. At the site, they follow the transect line and observe the changes in the plant life. They draw the changes on note cards that are fastened together to make flipbooks.
4th - 5th Science 5 Views 12 Downloads
Ninth graders review the parts of a plot sequence for a short story. They think of a famous Disney movie and plot the events of the movie in the correct plot sequence. They do the same for a comic strip, labeling the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Story Structure Slide Show
Analyzing the sequence of actions in dramatic stories leads to deeper comprehension of story structure. The class identifies the main actions in each section of a story and develops frozen tableau's for the identified actions of the story. Great for kinesthetic learners!
2nd - 6th Language Arts 30 Views 93 Downloads
Plot of a Short Story (SMART Board)
Help your pupils track the plot of a short story with this SMART Board activity. Using the short story "The Dinner Party" by Mona Gardner (though the lesson would work with any other short story), they define the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution in a plot pyramid.
8th Language Arts 8 Views 83 Downloads
Plot Structure PowerPoint Presentation
A plot diagram helps readers visualize the structure of a story. Here’s a presentation that expands upon the traditional diagram and examines plot components (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution) as well as types of linear plots including chronological order, flashback, and in media res arrangements.
8th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 31 Downloads
Living a Dream: Writing for the Movies
Pupils investigate the art of screenwriting and visual storytelling in this introductory lesson on films provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. Emphasis is placed on the study of Mike Rich and "Finding Forrester".
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Powerful Book Reports
Fifth graders present book reports in the form of a computer slideshow presentation. They read a book of their choice, identify the setting, character traits, conflict, plot, resolution, and favorite parts, and create a PowerPoint presentation to present this information.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Magic Apple
Second graders assimilate information about the origins and purpose of folktales as stories that informed and entertained people around the world. They determine how and why the folktales were handed down and how they changed from country to country.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Writing about Internal & External Conflicts in Lois Lowry's The Giver
Seventh graders examine the internal and external conflicts that Jonas faces in "The Giver" in an essay. Students use SMART Board and Inspiration to organize their ideas graphically before combining them into their paper.
7th Language Arts 5 Views 28 Downloads
The True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs
First graders compare two versions of The 3 Little Pigs. They identify the main characters in the two stories, identify the plot of the two stories and explain the climax and the endings of the two stories. They use a Venn Diagram to make comparisons.
1st Language Arts 4 Views 20 Downloads
Information Problem Solving--Lesson 3 of 5
Pupils examine a selected story/book and practice identifying the setting, characterization, and plot. As a class, they identify problems in the story, turning points and the climax. They use a rubric to evaluate the story, as well.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Fairy Tales as a Genre of Literature
Learners gain an understanding of the literary elements of fairy tales. They compose fairy tales using graphic web organizers and presentation software. The presentations must include six frames; a title frame, an illustration of fairy tale elements, illustrations and explanations of their tale's beginning, middle, climax, and resoulution.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 47 Downloads