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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 lesson is carefully scaffolded, moving from teacher...
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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 plan in a five-lesson plan 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...
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Tuck Everlasting: Concept Analysis

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Base your unit about Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting on a helpful concept guide. Detailing the literary elements as well as any possible affective issues for instruction, the guide would be a great way to begin planning your lessons.
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Tuck Everlasting: Herber Readiness

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Begin your unit on Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting with a pre-reading activity about the novel's themes. As class members ponder five questions that reflect the book's themes, they talk about their opinions in a class discussion.
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The Little Prince: Concept/Vocab Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Focus on the literary elements of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince with a concept analysis sheet. With suggestions and explanations for many of the book's concepts, vocabulary, and other issues that may arise in instruction,...
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Midnight Magic Discussion Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This discussion guide accompanies the fiction book Midnight Magic written by Avi, enforces story elements, inferences, and theme/plot. Have the class work on it over time, it will engage even your reluctant readers. 
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Hoot: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Augment your unit on Carl Hiaasen's Hoot with a series of activities about the environment, civil disobedience, making an impact in the world, and growing up. A list of literary concepts and themes helps you to write your lessons to...
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Hatchet: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Take an in-depth look into Gary Paulsen's Hatchet with a concept guide. With a list and explanation of thematic motifs, types of conflicts, and vocabulary in the novel, learners will engage with the text in a whole new way.
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Introduction to John Updike

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Expand your pupils' understanding of the short story genre with a study of John Updike and his story "A&P." This lesson, the fourth in a series of fourteen, invites learners to examine literary terms and read and discuss the story....
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Foreshadowing

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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The Call of the Wild: The Plot Unfolds

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After completing The Call of the Wild, have your learners go over the plot. In small groups, pupils map the plot, making sure to include the important events listed on this page. Following this activity, individuals write about...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Chapter 3 Reading Check

For Students 6th - 9th
"I wisht somebody'd shoot me if I got old an' a cripple." Young readers examine one of the ways Steinbeck brings his characters to life by closely examining what characters say and imaging why Steinbeck choose these words. A great way to...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Chapter 1 Reading Check

For Students 6th - 9th
Good worksheets pinpoint key events and get readers thinking about the choices writers make when crafting a story. Here's a good worksheet. Designed to be used with the first chapter of Of Mice and Men, consider having your pupils...
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Perfecting My Pal's Poe Paragraph

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Irony & Foreshadowing in "The Cask of Amontillado"

For Students 8th - 9th
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...
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Reading Comprehension 4: Level 8

For Students 8th - 10th
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...
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Foreshadowing and Making Predictions

For Teachers 7th - 9th
"What happens next?" Using real-life scenarios, movies, images, and other prompts, pupils practice making predictions based on inferences from clues. A SMART board activity takes them from making predictions to writing a prediction...
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Foreshadowing: Quote Identification, Discovery, and Essay Prompt Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Identify selected quotes from literary works with your class and then lead your learners to examine an essay prompt on foreshadowing. They can vote on the literary work to be used to plan a response to the prompt, and write a thesis and...
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Story Literary Elements

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Story Elements

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Middle schoolers in particular will benefit from this simple presentation. Forty slides cover story elements like the protagonist, antagonist, and setting, and literary devices are also included. Some examples are given, but for the most...
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To Kill a Mockingbird

For Students 8th - 9th
Provided here are activities and questions for Part I of To Kill a Mockingbird (although one activity is also included for Part II). Readers study the novel's plot, characters, and setting. I wouldn't recommend using this as the sole...
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Friendship and Belonging

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What are the effects of alcoholism? This is one of three essential questions provided for the prereading of Crazy Lady by Jane Lesley Conly. The lesson is divided into 33 days, but a lot of this time accounts for in class reading. Assign...
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Literary Techniques

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Need to review literary terms/techniques with your class? The slides in this presentation define and give examples of 22 common literary terms. The PowerPoint could be used for AP test prep.
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A South African Storm

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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....
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The Wreck of the Hesperus: Questions for Analysis

For Students 11th - 12th
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...
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Academic Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Arm your writers with an arsenal of literary terms. With definitions of everything from plot structure and figurative language to point-of-view and types of irony, learners will gain an understanding of elements in stories and be able to...
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Collaborative Reading: Foreshadowing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Foreshadowing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 10th
Quiz your class for basic plot understanding, character recognition, and quote recall with this ten-question online quiz. After choosing their answers to the multiple choice questions about John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, learners can...
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Around the Room Short Story

For Teachers 4th - 7th
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...
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Foreshadowing: A Definition

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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.
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Short Stories

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
A reading of Kevin Lamb's short story "Lost in the Woods" launches a study of how writers use elements such as foreshadowing, mood, character development, setting, and conflict to engage readers. Class members then demonstrate what they...
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Literary Terms

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Very basic definitions are given for 17 terms including atmosphere, characterization, and theme, as they relate to literature. Examples are given for some definitions, but they aren't taken from stories or specific texts. 
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Foreshadowing and Situational Irony in Kate Chopin Short Stories

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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"Be the Kiwi"- Whale Rider

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners discuss examples of foreshadowing and find information about the Maori culture in Whale Rider.  In this Whale Rider lesson, students define foreshadowing and find examples.  Learners evaluate whether or not they feel the story...
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Number The Stars

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this foreshadowing worksheet, students explore the technique of foreshadowing in the novel Number The Stars, by Lois Lowry. Students analyze chapter 9, page 76 for this technique of foreshadowing.
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Music from a Place Called Half Moon

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners read the novel, Music from a Place Called Half Moon. They are assigned chapters to analyze for literary elements and to assign titles to the book chapters.
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Reading Handouts and Book List

For Teachers K - 5th
It's a book list for every possible purpose! The resource starts out with some reading comprehension support materials and worksheets, and then moves into pages and pages of categorized lists of books and stories that you can use to...
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Recognizing Flashback and Foreshadowing

For Students 5th - 8th
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...
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Three Skeleton Key

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Encourage your students to interact with the text as they read. While reading "Three Skeleton Key," class members note predictions, define words and study their meanings, take notes on how the suspense builds, and jot down ideas about...
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Foreshadowing and Prediction: W.W. Jacob's, "The Monkey's Paw"

For Teachers 9th - 10th
W.W. Jacobs' story "The Monkey's Paw" provides plenty of foreshadowing which readers use to make predictions in this tightly composed, sound instructional plan. Your class reads the story, recording predictions and checking for veracity...
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Analyzing the Use of Irony in a Short Story

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine how literature connects to real-life and see how irony aids in the development of theme. They read Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, and discuss elements of foreshadowing and situational irony. Then learners will write...
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Creepy Read Week

For Teachers 8th
Here's a clever technology twist to writing in the round. Participants rotate through a series of computers adding to stories and editing by keystroke and mouse click. "Locked" forms prevent the loss of stories filled with suspense and...
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The Changing Union

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders analyze a document and make assessment and historical prediction based on the text. For this establishment of American government lesson, 4th graders analyze a poem and discuss the climate of the Union in the early 1800's....
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Writer's Craft: Foreshadowing

For Students 3rd - 8th
Track instances of foreshadowing in any text with a straightforward graphic organizer. In one column, learners note down the events that happened, and in the other they list the clues that indicated that those events would happen. Some...
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Writing Technique Foreshadowing/ Home Child

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Examine foreshadowing with your emerging writers. First, define the technique, and then search the first three chapters of Barbara Haworth-Attard's Home Child for examples. 
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Narrative Writing

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study narrative writing. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders review how an author uses vivid verbs, imagery, and adjectives to capture reader's attention. Students explore literary devices of foreshadowing, flashback...
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Poetry in a Song

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders analyze the literary devices used in poetry and make a connection between song lyrics and poetry. They list favorite songs and share lyrics. They read the lyrics to "Closer to Fine" by the Indigo Girls and summarize the...
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Foreshadowing

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study foreshadowing. In this writing lesson plan, 5th graders predict what will happen next in a story based on the clues given by the author and attempt to write a story using foreshadowing.
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Writing Fiction lesson plan

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students compose a opening paragraph that sets the scene and foreshadows events. In this writing fiction instructional activity, students write an opening paragraph about a mugging and describe the scene in a way that foreshadows...
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The Foreshadowing of "The Lottery"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students summarize the story "The Lottery." They explore what the theme was and what the author was saying about this society. Students define irony and foreshadowing. They list examples of both terms on the board.
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Native American Culture: The Light in the Forest

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders read the novel, The Light in the Forest. They work in groups to research and create artifacts for a Native American Living Museum. They complete a Powerpoint presentation of their virtual museum to classmates.
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Folktale Unit Outline

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders analyze grammatical structures and identify literary elements in a variety of texts. Through the genre of folktales, ancient or indigenous cultures are studied.