Literary Devices in Lord of the Flies Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan is designed to help teachers teach their students about literary devices in William Golding's ''Lord of the Flies''. Students will learn about different types of literary devices, find examples in the text, and apply this information to their own work.

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson about literary devices in Lord of the Flies, students will be able to:

  • Identify and define various types of literary devices.
  • Provide examples of literary devices from Lord of the Flies.
  • Apply what they have learned to their own writing.

Length

90 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.5

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Vocabulary

  • Allusion
  • Character archetype
  • Direction allusion
  • Foreshadowing
  • Hyperbole
  • Indirect allusion
  • Irony
  • Literary devices
  • Personification
  • Simile
  • Situational archetype
  • Symbolism

Materials

  • Copies of quiz
  • Copies of the lesson
  • Pens
  • Paper
  • Chart paper
  • Markers

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