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A wide variety of information regarding the elements of fiction is presented in this PowerPoint. Viewers are directed to trace their hand on a blank piece of paper and label each finger with one of the 5 elements of fiction. Additional writing activities are embedded in the slides. A very good, interactive PowerPoint lesson on writing!
Young scholars state examples of the three literary devices of foreshadowing, setting, and imagery. They identify the narrator's point of view. They utilize inference skills and prior knowledge to make predictions about the outcome of the story. They state internal and external conflict of the story.
Analyze characterization in literature. Readers use "Three Shots," from The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway and complete classroom activities that require them to apply literary analysis techniques. They write their own short stories that feature character development, conflict, and themes.
How does the point of view of Poe's protagonist in "The Tell-Tale Heart" contribute to the suspenseful tone? Help your middle schoolers identify the point of view in a literary work with this lesson, which goes on to discuss the limitations of first-person point of view. Consider adding this lesson to your unit on point of view, or around Halloween to give your readers a chill!
High schoolers read and analyze William Faulkner's novel, 'As I Lay Dying.' They define Faulkner's place in American literary history, describe Faulkner's "South" in the context of the historical South and examine the Bundren family through the subjective evidence provided by a multiplicity of characters.