Twelfth graders examine how to use a story map to develop a synopsis of a story. They read a story, observe the teacher modelling how to complete a story map, and create their own story map to use with real-world documents.
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Reading Literature - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Ambrose Bierce’s short story, is used to model how structural moves, the decisions an author makes about setting, point of view, time order, etc., can be examined to reveal an author’s purpose. Groups...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Understanding Protagonists and Antagonists
How can you tell if a character is a villain? What about a hero? Work on literary analysis with an engaging language arts instructional activity. After completing an activity about the four types of conflict, learners fill out a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Greatest Story Ever Told Literature Study Guide
Designed for independent reading or for homeschool learning, the templates included in this resource can be used with any narrative and would make a fine addition to your curriculum file. Templates include an assignments summary page,...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Setting the Story: Techniques for Creating a Realistic Setting
“It was a dark and stormy night.” Thus begins the 1830's novel Paul Clifford and, of course, all of Snoopy’s novels! Encourage young writers to craft settings for their stories that go beyond Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s often-mocked phrase...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed