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Ch 1: Literary Terms and Analysis Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Literary Terms and Analysis chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about literary movements and references in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Literary Terms and Analysis chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Literary Movements and PeriodsThe history of English literature and how it evolved over time
Tuesday Literary Theory: Critics and MovementsCategories of literary theory and their applications, including deconstructionism, formalism and postmodernism
WednesdayLiterary Terms: Prose and PoetryLiterary terms used to discuss the structure and themes found in prose and terms used to analyze poetry
ThursdayLiterary Analysis and Test-Taking Strategies Comprehension, interpretation and evaluative techniques associated with literary analysis; the use of text, question formats and choices to answer multiple-choice questions about literature
Friday Parts of a Book Names of the common sections of books and their function

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: Literary Terms and Analysis Lesson Plans
Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

1. Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

When it comes to studying literature, there's about 1500 years of it to take in - and that's just in the English language! Fortunately, you can check out our crash course of key literary movements to see how the art form has developed over time.

Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements

2. Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements

When you hear the word 'theory,' your mind probably darts to the sciences - the theory of relativity, the theory of gravity, etc. Did you know that literature, too, is full of theory? Check out this lesson to get a basic primer on just what literary theory is, and how you might apply it.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

3. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

4. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!

How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

5. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.

How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

6. How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

In this lesson, we will examine test taking strategies involved in answering multiple-choice questions about literature. Breaking the process down into manageable parts, we will take a look at the literary text, the question itself, and then the given choices.

Parts of a Book Lesson Plan

7. Parts of a Book Lesson Plan

Make your instruction on the parts of the book come to life with a Study.com lesson. Using a simple yet fun hands-on activity suitable for individuals or groups, students can learn all about the front matter, body matter and end matter of a book.

What Are the Parts of a Book?

8. What Are the Parts of a Book?

Books come in many different types, from historical nonfiction to science fiction. But no matter the type, books generally come in similar structures. In this lesson, we'll discuss the main parts of a book, including the front, body, and end.

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