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Below is a sample breakdown of the Literary Forms and Genres for 10th Grade 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.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday|| What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles; |
What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing and Character
| Exploration of various kinds of drama over different time periods; |
Interpreting prose and distinguishing among prose and other forms of writing
|Tuesday||Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas and Short Stories||Differentiating between these types of literature|
|Wednesday||Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms||Exploring writings that are based on diaries or letters|
|Thursday||Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples||High school haikus, sonnets and blank verse|
|Friday||Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples||Non-fiction literature such as biographies and memoirs|
1. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles
Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.
2. What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character
This literature lesson will teach you the difference between prose and other writing. You'll also learn how to analyze characters and foreshadowing to better understand the author's intentions, theme, and underlying meanings.
3. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories
Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.
4. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms
In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.
5. Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples
This lesson will introduce the formal qualities of poetry and the ways that it differs from prose. Among other things, we'll consider meter, rhyme schemes, stanzas, and popular poetic forms.
6. Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples
Although non-fiction might seem fairly straightforward, there are quite a few different genres within non-fiction that are easy to confuse. With this in mind, we'll consider the similarities and differences between biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, essays, and journalism.
7. Lewis Carroll: Biography, Poems & Books
Having written the famous 'Alice in Wonderland' more than 100 years ago, Lewis Carroll remains to this day one of the most popular children's writers. This lesson will discuss his life and works, especially some of his more popular poems and novels.
8. Jabberwocky Poem: Definition & Analysis
Lewis Carroll's poem ''Jabberwocky,'' which first appeared in his novel ''Through the Looking-Glass,'' is perhaps the most famous example of nonsense poetry, due to its use of made-up words.
9. Literary Nonsense Genre: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll discuss a unique genre of literature known as literary nonsense. We'll review the definition of a genre before studying some historical and modern examples of literary nonsense.
10. Columbine by Dave Cullen Discussion Questions
If studying the Columbine school shooting, ''Columbine'' by Dave Cullen is considered the most detailed, well-researched study of the event. Use these discussion questions to help your students dig deeper into the text.
11. Into Thin Air Discussion Questions
'Into Thin Air' is a non-fiction account of Jon Krakauer's experience climbing Mount Everest in the midst of a deadly storm. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this book.
12. A Walk in the Woods Discussion Questions
'A Walk in the Woods' by Bill Bryson is a nonfiction account of the author's comedic travels on the Appalachian Trail. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this novel.
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