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21 resources with the keyterm elements of fiction

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Elements of Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 5th
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...
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Page One Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"Call me Ishmael." "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." "It was a dark and stormy night. . ." Beginning at the beginning is one of the biggest challenges in writing. Here's an assignment that asks writers to draft the...
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Knife Sharpener Worksheet

For Students 9th - 10th
This useful and direct worksheet for the short story “The Knife Sharpener” guides early high school readers to isolate the basic elements of a story.  Activities include identifying characterization, setting, conflict, theme and...
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Cause and Effect Relationships

For Teachers K - 3rd
Judith Viorst's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is an excellent way to teach youngsters about cause-and-effect relationships in fiction. Use the chart of cause-and-effect situations to introduce this...
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Introduce: Summarizing Narrative Text with the Fable the Tortoise and the Eagle

For Teachers K - 3rd
There is a valuable lesson 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...
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Lesson Plan 10: Setting

For Teachers 5th - 9th
November is National Novel Writing Month! If your class is involved, or just doing a creative writing unit, you'll need to talk about setting. Authors start by writing about their main character's town, adding as much detail as possible....
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Lesson Plan 7: Setting and Mood

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If your class is participating in National Novel Writing Month, or just doing some creative writing, they should know setting is imperative to a story's mood. Kids begin this lesson with a writing prompt to describe places that are...
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Elements of Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Before class members delve into writing their own fictional stories, offer this noteworthy presentation about the elements of fiction. Students examine author's purpose, setting, characters, plot, point of view, symbolism, style, theme,...
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Where the Wild Things Are

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders compare the movie and book of Where The Wild Things Are. In this literature lesson, 8th graders write an essay describing how the book and movie compared and contrasted. They analyze the elements of fiction in each. 
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For Teachers 7th - 9th
Setting, the time and place in which a story is set, is a key element in any narrative. Introduce your readers to the importance of setting with a presentation that shows them how to use clues in the narrative to identify the when and...
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Character Development

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Round, flat, dynamic, static, and stock. Introduce viewers to the basic character types with a brief presentation that describes how to bring these characters to life. The presentation concludes with two photos. Ask your writers to...
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Tone and Style: The Subtleties of the Short Story

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The elements of good writing are the focus of a presentation designed for short story writers. Included is advice from famous writers on how to develop a style, emphasize the tone of a story, utilize the predictable, and maintain interest.
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Understanding the Elements of Fiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Inform your class on the elements of fiction: themes, settings, characters, plots, dialogue, narration, flashback, clues, climax, resolution. They write the definitions of the terms on the worksheet provided.l Tip: Have them write a...
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Teach21 Lesson: Time Flies, Lesson 12/15

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Whether your class is reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, or you want to discuss the genre of fantasy, this lesson could be helpful. It prompts students to consider the elements of fiction as it differs from...
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Exploring Key Ideas and Details in Fiction and Nonfiction

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders participate in activities to differentiate fiction from nonfiction.  In this fiction lesson plan, 3rd graders describe the elements of a fiction story.  Students compare and contrast fiction and non fiction elements....
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Elements of Fiction Study Guide

For Students 7th - 12th
Class members must provide definitions for a list of literary terms. The resource could be used as a notebook reference sheet, as a review, or as a group work activity.
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Elements of Narration

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders analyze the elements of fiction and use literary analysis vocabulary to evaluate fiction works. In this fiction analysis lesson, 12th graders define elements of fiction and complete a diagram for the elements.Students...
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Understanding the Elements of Fiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers acquire knowledge about the elements of fiction. In this fiction lesson students complete a worksheet after listening to a lecture and reading a study sheet about the elements of fiction. The middle schoolers answer...
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Comparing Two Fantasies by J.R.R. Tolkien

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils explore fantasy through The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  For this literature lesson, students investigate character analysis through book comparisons.  Pupils read The Hobbit and one other book by J.R.R. Tolkien and write a...
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The Necklace

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze the elements of fiction and the plot in "The Necklace." In this fiction and plot instructional activity, 10th graders take a pop quiz for the story and define fiction. Students define the elements of fiction and...
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Short Stories: The Puzzle Pieces of Life

For Teachers 9th
Students distinguish the elements of fiction in a short story. In this fiction elements lesson, students complete nine lessons of activities to learn about the elements of fiction in short stories.