Ch 1: Literary Elements Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Make learning about literary elements such as plot and setting fun and engaging for your students by incorporating the ideas presented in our lesson plans. Follow instructions for using video lessons and developing activities that will help to facilitate the learning experience for your English class.

Literary Elements Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Enhance your current lesson plans with group and individual projects and activities that are designed to help your students take a different approach to learning about various literary elements. Our lesson plan outlines are easy to follow and allow you to develop an effective teaching strategy for presenting this material to your class. These lessons will help you design plans for teaching:

  • Structure
  • Plot
  • Dialogue
  • Setting
  • Short story elements
  • Many more literary topics

Some of the lesson plans include suggestions for extended studies that will further expose your students to related topics and increase their understanding of the material covered.

How It Helps

  • Meets curriculum standards : Satisfy Common Core standards with these lesson plans.
  • Utilizes games and activities: Use group and individual class activities to illustrate the main points of your discussions and make the material more accessible and enjoyable.
  • Offers class discussions: Watch video lessons and stop at directed points to encourage discussions about vocabulary words and other main points.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to making planning literary elements lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific literary topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your English class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related literary elements lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of various literary elements from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant literary elements activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

29 Lessons in Chapter 1: Literary Elements Lesson Plans
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Literary Elements Lesson Plan

1. Literary Elements Lesson Plan

Introduce literary elements with a video, class activities and discussion questions. This lesson plan could also be used as a review on literary elements like plot, characters, setting, theme and point of view.

Teaching Personification

2. Teaching Personification

Personification can be an exciting and fun topic for students to learn, but it can also be confusing. Read on for instructional techniques you can use to teach personification in a clear and engaging way.

Teaching Prepositional Phrases

3. Teaching Prepositional Phrases

The lesson will help teachers identify the key concepts and common difficulties that students often find with understanding prepositional phrases. The lesson also includes activity ideas to aid in teaching students about prepositional phrases.

Essential Questions for English

4. Essential Questions for English

Essential questions can help teachers and students alike focus on what's really important. Try these ideas for essential questions in your English class.

Tone & Mood Lesson Plan

5. Tone & Mood Lesson Plan

Need a simple way to teach your students about tone and mood in literature? This lesson plan contains a text lesson to provide the facts, an activity that allows students to put what they've learned into practice, and a review session for you to double-check understanding.

Story Map Lesson Plan

6. Story Map Lesson Plan

Do you know how to use a story map? This lesson plan includes a video lesson to introduce students to the ins and outs of story maps and an activity that gives them hands-on experience with story maps.

Literary Conflict Lesson Plan

7. Literary Conflict Lesson Plan

What is literary conflict and why is it essential? This lesson plan uses two fact-filled video lessons to explain this concept to students and an activity designed to demonstrate what students have learned about literary conflict.

Apostrophe in Literature Activities

8. Apostrophe in Literature Activities

In literature, apostrophe is a device that involves talking to an imaginary or dead character or an inanimate object. This lesson offers a variety of activities designed to help your students better understand the use and meaning of literary apostrophe.

Stereotypes in Literature Lesson Plan

9. Stereotypes in Literature Lesson Plan

After acknowledging their own stereotypes, students will identify ways in which various authors have used stereotypes in their writing. This is best used after several pieces of literature have been covered.

Stereotypes in Literature: Definition, Use & Examples

10. Stereotypes in Literature: Definition, Use & Examples

Stereotypes in literature can help craft a story or steer an audience to a certain perspective. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the uses of stereotypes in literature and explore some examples where they've been used.

Chronological Order Activities & Games

11. Chronological Order Activities & Games

The ability to organize in chronological order is a valuable skill. This lesson provides teachers with chronological order games and activities designed for classroom use.

Elements of Story Lesson Plan for Elementary School

12. Elements of Story Lesson Plan for Elementary School

What are the elements that create a story? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to help explain the five elements of a story to your students. An activity brings the information together for students in a fun way.

Understanding Tone & Mood Lesson Plan

13. Understanding Tone & Mood Lesson Plan

Help students master tone and mood with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video lesson that defines relevant terms and guides them in practice. Afterward, they will put their skills to the test with a quiz and an activity.

Pathetic Fallacy in Literature Lesson Plan

14. Pathetic Fallacy in Literature Lesson Plan

Pathetic fallacy might sound like a negative term, but it is actually an interesting literary device used by authors to portray moods and feelings in stories and poems. In this lesson, students will explore the use of pathetic fallacy and practice identifying examples of this device in popular stories.

Elements of a Story Lesson Plan

15. Elements of a Story Lesson Plan

Use this lesson to explore different structures in literature with your students. Then narrow in on the narrative, digging deeper into the specific elements found in this genre.

Parts of a Book Lesson Plan

16. Parts of a Book Lesson Plan

Make your instruction on the parts of the book come to life with a 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.

Short Story Lesson Plan

17. Short Story Lesson Plan

Use a video to help introduce students to the characteristics of short stories in text, then compare and contrast American and European short story authors.

Story Elements Lesson Plan

18. Story Elements Lesson Plan

Bring your instruction on the elements of a story to life with a lesson and a fun in-class group activity. Within this lesson, students will explore the concepts of setting, plot, theme and conflict.

Elements Of A Story Lesson Plan for Middle School

19. Elements Of A Story Lesson Plan for Middle School

This lesson plan teaches about characters, setting, plot, conflict, and theme. The plan includes a video, discussion, a story analysis, a game, and a writing assignment.

Problem Solution in Narrative Lesson Plan

20. Problem Solution in Narrative Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students will practice identifying the problem and solution in a text, as well as using the problem-solution structure to build their own fictional narratives.

Paragraph Structure Lesson Plan

21. Paragraph Structure Lesson Plan

This lesson plan utilizes a video lesson, graphic organizers, and discussion questions to learn strategies for writing a strong body paragraph within an essay.

Narrative Paragraph Lesson Plan

22. Narrative Paragraph Lesson Plan

This lesson plan helps instructors teach students to use conscious choices to develop strong narrative paragraphs. Students engage with the lesson by writing their own narratives and analyzing each other's work.

Parts of a Paragraph Lesson Plan

23. Parts of a Paragraph Lesson Plan

This lesson plan allows teachers to explain the three parts of a paragraph - topic sentence, supporting sentences, and concluding sentence - using group and individual work and a writing assignment.

Life Map Lesson Plan

24. Life Map Lesson Plan

In this lesson, teachers will introduce the concept of life maps. An outlined life map activity in the lesson will activate their comprehension and demonstrate learning.

Descriptive Paragraph Lesson Plan

25. Descriptive Paragraph Lesson Plan

This lesson plan teaches students to write a descriptive paragraph with a focus on identifying and generating sensory-based descriptive language. The plan includes group and individual work, a graphic organizer, and a writing assignment.

Show, Not Tell Lesson Plan

26. Show, Not Tell Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores the concept of 'show, not tell' as it relates to characterization in literature. The plan includes practice at both interpreting and writing indirect characterization.

Paradox in Literature Lesson Plan

27. Paradox in Literature Lesson Plan

This lesson will help your students understand paradox in literature. Students will watch a video lesson and create their own cartoons explaining paradox.

Tone and Mood Activities for High School

28. Tone and Mood Activities for High School

This asset offers collaborative activities for your students to explore tone and mood in literary works. Students will engage in group discussion, creative writing and review of classic literature.

TEEL Paragraph Activities

29. TEEL Paragraph Activities

To teach essay writing, it's helpful to first guide students through the process of writing a paragraph. These activities are designed to help upper elementary and middle school students structure paragraphs to build a complete, well-balanced essay.

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