Foreshadowing Teacher Resources
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New Review Recognizing Flashback and Foreshadowing
Are your pupils courageous enough to brave foreshadowing and flashback? They might be after this resource! They read information about these terms and then read an excerpt about a man who daringly crosses the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. They respond to six questions about the text and the moments of foreshadowing and flashback.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Perfecting My Pal's Poe Paragraph
After analyzing the compelling first paragraph of Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death," high schoolers draft original opening paragraphs using techniques identified Poe's writing. The relationship between suspense and foreshadowing, setting, imagery, and conflict is highlighted in vocabulary study in this concise plan.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Best used as part of a creative writing unit, this activity helps writers plan how they will employ foreshadowing (to which they have already been introduced) in their own stories. The whole group brainstorms story events that lend themselves to foreshadowing.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Collaborative Reading: Foreshadowing
Small groups read assigned short stories and identify examples of foreshadowing they find. Encourages rereading by reminding pupils that foreshadowing is more apparent in retrospect. Based on Texas Instruments technology, but pencil and paper works too.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Irony & Foreshadowing in "The Cask of Amontillado"
As your class reads "The Cask of Amontillado," have them search for examples of irony and foreshadowing. In one square, readers record textual evidence, and in an accompanying square, they comment on the quotations. One example is already provided.
8th - 9th English Language Arts
Foreshadowing: A Definition
Define foreshadowing for your upper graders with this well designed resource. While there are only two slides, the definition and example provided are excellent and if coupled with additional literary devices could make for a great lesson.
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Foreshadowing and Situational Irony in Kate Chopin Short Stories
This resource contains summaries of the stories featured, but limited procedural detail. Readers compare Chopin's stories' use of situational irony and foreshadowing. High interest content (questionable paternity, missing persons) for high schoolers.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Discern the Impact of an Author's Structural Choices by Analyzing Foreshadowing
The conclusion of Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” shocks even the best readers. We want Peyton Farquhar to be released by the Union soldiers. We want him to return safely home. We want him to embrace his wife and children.
8 mins 11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Foreshadowing
Take a look at foreshadowing in any text by recording instances of foreshadowing in a straightforward graphic organizer. Learners note down the event, the clue, and the page number for five foreshadowed events. There is also space for writing the title and author of the text you are studying.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fifth graders study narrative writing. In this language arts activity, 5th graders review how an author uses vivid verbs, imagery, and adjectives to capture reader's attention. Students explore literary devices of foreshadowing, flashback and suspense in order that the students can classify how the author caught their attention.
5th English Language Arts
Around the Room Short Story
Collective story writing is a great way to reinforce the concept of story elements and collaborative learning. Young writers discuss story elements such as, setting, character, action, climax, conclusion, foreshadowing, dialogue, and theme.
4th - 7th English Language Arts
A South African Storm
Students explore racial prejudice in South Africa through the reading of "A South African Storm" by Allison Howard. In this cultural and geography lesson, students discuss ethnicity and prejudices and cite examples from the letter. Students write a letter using some of the techniques of foreshadowing and symbolism used in "A South African Storm.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Story Literary Elements
A lesson on the literary elements necessary for a story, this energetic slide show might be just what you are looking for! Cover the following terms: foreshadowing, protagonist, conflict, characters, setting, climax, setting, point of view, and antagonist.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Reading Comprehension 4: Level 8
Need a quick but comprehensive reading strategies exercise? Even your most reluctant readers will be engaged by the story of a nuclear reactor explosion at a top-secret Idaho base. After reading the short passage, learners answer nine multiple choice questions.
8th - 10th All
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Chapter 1 Reading Check
Good worksheets pinpoint key events and get readers thinking about the choices writers make when crafting a story. Here's a good learning exercise. Designed to be used with the first chapter of Of Mice and Men, consider having your pupils re-visit these same questions after concluding the novel to see how Steinbeck foreshadows the tragic final chapter.
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Introduce readers to foreshadowing with this straightforward plan for analysis of a text. The resource suggests embarking on a first analysis with a video of the teacher's choice. Readers will apply skills developed here to a written text in the following activity.
6th - 11th English Language Arts
Bridge to Terabithia: Library Lessons
Foreshadowing, flashbacks, and imaginary places are the three topics of focus in this two-lesson packet written especially for the book, Bridge to Terabithia. Each lesson also comes with worksheets and activities to support student engagement and learning.
5th - 7th English Language Arts
The Wreck of the Hesperus: Questions for Analysis
Readers are asked to locate and identify various literary devices in The Wreck of the Hesperus, Longfellow’s recounting of the events at Norman’s Reef in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Consider extending the lesson by asking your pupils how these devices are used to construct the picture of this arrogant captain and to make a statement about his losing battle with the elements.
11th - 12th English Language Arts