About This Chapter
Elements of Literature for Elementary School - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter to supplement your students' study of dialogue and other literary elements. These brief, yet informative and entertaining lessons keep students interested and make language arts lively and fun. Short quizzes accompany the lessons, and chapter tests ensure that you can easily monitor your students' progress. Whether you use this resource as an additional study aid, as a means to help with homework or for test review, you will find the flexibility and convenience it offers a valuable tool in your classroom.
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with different elements of literature will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the elements of literature.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding story elements and point of view
- Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about elements of literature
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English language arts (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about literature
- Students who struggle to understand their English language arts teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English language arts resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the elements of literature topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the elements of literature.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands the elements of literature by completing the Elements of Literature for Elementary School chapter exam.
1. Point-of-View Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Do you love to listen to stories and try to figure out who is telling them? If so, you are going to love learning about point of view. This lesson will teach you what point of view is in stories, the types of point of view, and how to identify the point of view.
2. Examples of Dialogue: Lesson for Kids
What do you call two or more characters in a story talking to one another? Dialogue! In this lesson, you will read dialogue, find out why writers use dialogue, and learn how to write dialogue in your own stories!
3. Story Elements Lesson for Kids
Have you ever wondered what makes up the different parts of stories? In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of story elements, including characters, setting, problem, events, and solution.
4. Onomatopoeia Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you'll learn about sound words, known as onomatopoeias! You'll also learn how these natural sound words enhance writing and make a story interesting to read.
5. Hyperbole Lesson for Kids
Hyperboles are a fun way to jazz up your writing. They add interest and humor and allow the writer to put a personal stamp on a writing piece. Read the following lesson to learn what hyperboles are and how to analyze hyperboles.
6. Feeling Words: Lesson for Kids
How do you feel when it's time to eat? Happy, excited or bored? Do you feel sad when you've lost your favorite toy? In today's lesson, we are going to learn about these feeling words and how to use them.
7. Rhyming Words: Lesson for Kids
I bet you know a few songs that have rhyming words in them! How about ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star''? Words that rhyme are all around you in stories, poems, and songs. You are going to learn what rhyming words are and why we use them.
8. Antonyms: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we'll discuss antonyms, or opposite words. You'll learn about the different types of words that can be antonyms, and you'll learn how to spot antonyms in text.
9. Synonyms Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Have you ever written something and used some of the same words over and over again? If so, then you haven't been using enough synonyms! This lesson explains synonyms and shows you how to use them.
10. Descriptive Words: Lesson for Kids
The slimy, gooey, green and gross slime made me sick! This sentence was loaded with descriptive words! Today's lesson will teach us about descriptive words and how to use them!
11. Figurative Language Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Figurative language makes writing spicy! This lesson focuses on many types of figurative language and gives you some fun examples so you can write your own!
12. Metaphor Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Metaphors are a type of imagery. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of metaphor. You will read some metaphors, and learn how to identify, interpret, and write metaphors.
13. Personification Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Writers sometimes try to make their words more interesting and descriptive. One way they do this is through personification. In this lesson, you will learn about personification and read some examples.
14. Main Idea: Lesson for Kids
What is the main idea of a passage? How do you identify the main idea? Read this lesson to find the answers to these questions and to discover what a hamburger and a stool have to do with finding the main idea.
15. Imagery Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
If you want a reader to really connect with your writing, you might want to add imagery. Check out this lesson to learn about imagery, how to spot it in a text, and how to use it in your own pieces.
16. Alliteration Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Alliteration is a sound device that poets and writers use to appeal to the listener's ear. Read the following lesson to learn about alliteration and how to use it in your own writing!
17. Irony Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Learn about irony and the three types of irony that are most popularly used by writers. See examples of each type, and discover the difference between irony and coincidence.
18. Similes: Lesson for Kids
What are similes? Are they easy as pie to learn? Why, yes, they are! Watch the following lesson to learn what a simile is, see some examples, and learn how to write them yourself.
19. Oxymoron Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Sometimes when we speak, we use a descriptive phrase that goes by the funny sounding name 'oxymoron.' In this lesson, we'll learn about oxymorons, how to identify them, and how to use them.
20. Allegory Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Have you ever learned a lesson from reading a story? Well, that story might have been an allegory! Come and learn about what an allegory is and try out a few examples on your own.
21. Theme Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Every story has a theme, sometimes multiple themes! Once you understand theme, you'll begin to understand what you read much better. Read on to learn what theme is and how to identify theme in a story.
22. Storytelling: Lesson for Kids
When we hear a really good story, we tend to remember the details well enough that we can tell our friends and family! So what makes us remember these stories? Let's explore the art of storytelling and the elements of a memorable story.
23. Storytelling Games for Kids
From collaborative storytelling to individual creative thinking, there's a game for all types of classrooms and learners. Keep writing and literacy lessons imaginative and engaging with storytelling games, and learn about some engaging resources to use with these games.
24. Setting Definition: Lesson for Kids
A haunted house. A battlefield during the Revolutionary War. A massive snowstorm. These may not seem related, but they are all settings. In this lesson, you will learn all about a setting.
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