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Seventh graders determine the meaning of words in context and they analyze the basic rules of the four genres of fiction, specifically, the short story. Students analyze and evaluate the narrative elements of plot, character, setting, and point of view in a short story. They compose a different ending to the story.
Students identify the narrative elements in a work of art and write their own narrative. In this narrative and symbolism lesson, students interpret narratives depicted in the given works of art and write a biographical narrative about a historic person. Students use visual symbols to create an image for the written narrative.
Eighth graders analyze the basic rules of the four genres of fiction. They identify and analyze the narrative elements including plot, character, setting, and point of view. Students make logical predictions about the plot, setting, character, and point of view. They discuss the characteristics of the short story.
Seventh graders analyze basic rules of conventions of the four genres of fiction. They identify the characteristics and the effect on the reader of non-fiction and the four major structural genres. Students analyze and evaluate narrative elements of plot, character, setting, and point of view.
Eighth graders apply knowledge of word origins, context clues, and root words to determine the meaning of new words and to comprehend text. They identify the definitions of plot, character, setting and explain what they are. Students examine how to proficiently answer a test question.
Eighth graders use word origins, structure, context clues, and root words to determine the meaning of new words and to comprehend text. They identify and assess evidence that supports the main idea and analyze the basic rules of the four genres of fiction. Students analyze the narrative elements.
There is a valuable lesson plan revealed in the fable The Tortoise and the Eagle, and scholars examine it as they learn about theme, summarizing, and main ideas. The text is included here; read it once for learners to understand the whole story before demonstrating summary through a think aloud. There is a script here for this if you need it. Emphasize breakdown of the story into beginning, middle, and end, finishing by paraphrasing the author's main message. There are discussion questions here to prompt learners into deeper connections with the text before they try summarizing a fable on their own. Consider challenging the class to write their own fables and summarize a partner's writing.