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75 resources with the concept foreshadowing

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Creating Suspense Lesson 1: Analyzing Literary Devices in Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death"

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rather than a whodunit, "The Masque of the Red Death" is the perfect story to analyze how Poe combines literary devices to create the suspense that grips readers. The richly detailed instructional activity is carefully scaffolded, moving...
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Playing Detective: Foreshadowing in Dahl's "The Landlady"

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Roald Dahl's suspenseful story "The Landlady" is the focus of this superb resource for teaching foreshadowing. A captivating introduction to foreshadowing that includes looking for actual shadows will lasso your kinesthetic and visual...
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Figurative Language and Foreshadowing in The Outsiders

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders is still relatable to teenagers today, even though it was written more than 50 years ago. Explore how the figurative language of the story works to establish characterization, and how foreshadowing lays out...
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Defining Experiences

For Teachers 9th Standards
Scholars read about the brightly colored flower in Eugenia Collier's short story, "Marigolds." They annotate the text and answer comprehension questions. As a concluding activity, pupils write about the author's use of diction, imagery,...
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The Tiger Rising: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Tiger, puma, lynx, jackal: which does not belong? Using the novel study for The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo, scholars complete a similar vocabulary exercise. Next, they write sentences explaining why their chosen words don't fit. They...
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The Summer of Riley: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
The Labrador retriever is America's most popular dog breed. With the novel study for The Summer of Riley by Eve Bunting, scholars learn more about the sweet, lovable animal. Additionally, they write quatrain poems, explore foreshadowing...
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Creating Suspense Lesson 2: Analyzing Literary Devices in "The Lottery"

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Looking for a complete lesson plan that does not require searching for additional materials? Creating Suspense Lesson 2 offers just that. After reading Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," scholars analyze the literary devices the author...
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The field mouse, also known as the meadow vole, is most active at night, so hide the cheese! Scholars research these interesting rodents and record three fascinating facts using the novel study for Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. They...
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Mr. Popper's Penguins: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Antarctica is actually a desert. Using the novel study that explores Mr. Popper's Penguins, pupils find four of their own interesting facts about the amazing continent. They also practice putting words in alphabetical order and answer...
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Of Mice and Men: Novel Study

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Why is personification such a popular literary device for many authors? Learners answer the question as they engage in activities from the novel study for the classic Of Mice and Men. They also scan the novel to find examples of the...
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Maniac Magee: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
The protagonist of Jerry Spinelli's novel, Maniac Magee, has lived a very unusual life. Scholars learn all about it with a helpful companion to the novel. Pupils answer reading comprehension questions and summarize their reading with...
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The Magician's Elephant: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Fortunetellers and elephants may not have much in common, but both are prominently featured in Kate DiCamillo's novel The Magician's Elephant. Using the novel study, learners answer questions and complete worksheets on figurative...
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Hello Universe: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Every neighborhood has its own unique cast of characters, and the crew in the novel Hello Universe is no exception. The characters in Erin Entrada Kelly's novel take center stage in a study guide based on the text. Readers answer...
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Developing Theater Literacy

For Students K - 12th Standards
The second lesson in a five-lesson theatre arts unit focuses on developing a grade level appropriate understanding of dramatic text elements, of theater history, and of the purposes of theater performance.
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The Boxcar Children Novel Study

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
The flowers danced to the tune of the howling wind. Wait, how do flowers dance? Learners write their own examples of personification using The Boxcar Children novel study. They answer reading comprehension questions and complete language...
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The Boundless Novel Study

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
All aboard The Boundless, the greatest and longest train in existence, complete with a swimming pool, gardens, and cinema. Learners use the novel study to practice writing their own autobiographies. They then continue their learning...
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The Black Pearl Novel Study

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
In Scott O'Dell's novel The Black Pearl, the frightening Manta Diablo is a giant, cave-dwelling manta ray. With The Black Pearl novel study, pupils use their imaginations, artistic abilities, and details from the text to bring this...
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Airborn Novel Study

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Imagine a place where airships are the primary mode of transportation and where some flying creatures spend their entire lives in the air. Scholars become immersed in a fantasy world with the Airborn novel study as they answer questions...
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Nineteen Eighty-Four Novel Study

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Explore a dystopian world where independent thinking is outlawed ... in 1984. Learners invent similes and answer questions about the first two chapters of the famous novel. Next, pupils identify parts of speech from the text and complete...
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The Jungle Book: A Novel Study Guide

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Explore the jungle through the eyes of Mowgli, the man-cub raised by wolves, with a novel resource on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Learners reinforce their knowledge of similes, foreshadowing, symbolism, and characterization with...
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The Grapes of Wrath

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
At over 450 pages, John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath can be a challenging choice for full-class, book circle, or independent reading. The activities in a 10-page sample The Grapes of Wrath activity pack...
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Choices and Consequences

For Students 7th Standards
Paul Fisher, the main character in Tangerine, comes to see that it's the choices in life that lead to the consequences that make all the difference. A unit study of Bloor's young adult novel leads readers down this same path. 
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Esperanza Rising

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Accompany a reading of the novel, Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan, with a series of lessons that dive deep into the literary world of a young girl and the journey she takes to start a new life. Lessons and their...
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Teaching Animal Farm

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
All animals are comrades in a thorough unit plan for George Orwell's Animal Farm. With reading comprehension questions, research project ideas, resources for building prior knowledge about the Russian Revolution, and many ways to extend...