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Below is a sample breakdown of the Literary Theory Lesson Plans 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||Overview of literary period and movements||Timeline of Western literature from 600 to the present, with brief examinations of important works|
|Tuesday||Introduction to literary theory||A look at the field of literary criticism, major types of literary theory and their branches|
|Wednesday||Analyzing a literary passage||Step-by-step guide to analyzing literature, with a focus on interpretation, comprehension and conclusions|
|Thursday||Test-taking techniques||Tips for answering multiple-choice questions on literature|
|Friday|| Glossary of prose terms|
Glossary of poetry terms
|Definition of prose and terms used to write about it, including narrative, denouement, hero, tropes, themes|
Terms used to write about poetry, including verses, stanzas, feet, rhyme scheme
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.
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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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!
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