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What are the three types of irony? High schoolers engage in a lesson 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. 
Students become aware of a story's sequence by identifying a story's beginning, middle/climax and end. They utilize their auditory and visual/kinesthetic abilities to interpret, organize, and represent a story's sequence in original pictures.
Fill in the graphic organizer including the setting, characters, conflict, and climax of a story. There are 8 blanks intended to assist students in seeing the relationship between the story elements.
TV for homework? Your pupils' dreams have come true! After reading Sandra Cisneros's "Eleven," they analyze the elements of the story, particularly the plot and and climax. The lesson could work with any short story that you are using to teach plot structure, as the attached files (PowerPoint, homework assignment) are not specific to "Eleven." A letter to parents requests permission for pupils to watch thirty minutes of television in order to map the plot structure for homework.
Teachers who are about to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with their class may want to check out this PowerPoint. It goes through all of the literary elements present in the book: Characters, Setting, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, and Resolution.
Introduce the genre of the short story to your class. You can make a handout out of this resource or develop extensive notes from the information included. Cover development, characteristics, types, and elements of the short story, with a particular focus on plot, conflict, and character.
Pupils review the literary elements of plot and conflict. In this plot and conflict activity, students read a story and answer questions about the plot and conflict within. Pupils create a concept map for the novel to identify the conflicts outlined in the novel. Students complete daily activities for the analysis of the text and make their own Powerpoint for the activity.
In this English learning exercise, students read "All 33 Chilean Miners Rescued," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Learners view the film, Land Before Time. They recognize and use new vocabulary while following the general sequence and content of the story.
In this English learning exercise, students read "Live Earth Rocks 2 Billion Worldwide," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Young scholars listen and respond to a piece of Christian music. They decide what the mood of the piece is, where does it climax and what musical techniques were used by Purcell to create tension in the musical example.
Ninth graders discover and practice The Four Steps of Literary Analysis. In pairs, they analyze two literary elements and prepare a Power Point presentation about them. They each write an essay on a novel using the ideas each group shared.
Students compare and contrast conflict and plot. In this English lesson, students develop stories containing conflict and plot using the NoteFolio. They are given a list of plots to choose from and make into their own.
Read and discuss Romeo and Juliet with your class. They apply its themes to modern life by analyzing the story. Questions are included to guide the discussion into the are of insight. They will also look at how the issues relate to today's society. They will compare and contrast using a Venn Diagram. Handouts are included.
Using the excerpt from Voices in Literature, conduct a plot study with your class. Prometheus, retold by Pat Rigg, is a one-page reading passage. Use the story to complete the included plot chart with your class. 
Students read books and write a unique kind of book report. In this literature lesson, students use paper bags to construct projects about the books they read. Students present their projects to the class.
Students write endings to stories. In this writing endings to stories instructional activity, students rewrite the endings to stories they have read that they believe had an anticlimactic ending. Students write their ending in a NoteFolio file on their Ti-83 plus. Students share their new endings with their fellow students.
It was a dark and stormy night - or maybe it was a bright and sunny day. Either way, the mood has to be established. Clear directions, interesting examples and detailed prompts lead writers into creating moody settings. As part of a writing unit or as an exercised designed to focus on the setting of a text, your class is reading, this resource is a great addition to your curriculum. 
Brief, but befitting, this PowerPoint introduces onlookers to the concept of ecological succession. Photos and vivid diagrams bring the process to life. As a bonus, succession in aquatic ecosystems is explored. The presentation concludes with a list of vocabulary terms which viewers can define as a reinforcement exercise. This nifty little package will be an enrichment to your ecology arsenal.
"There is something irresistible about popcorn" and about activities designed to accompany the reading of a really good book. The nine activities in this packet support the reading of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award winning novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Included are detailed directions for the activities, assessment strategies and rubrics, materials and equipment lists, links to related URLs, and all necessary worksheets. 

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