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Ch 7: Prose Fiction Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Prose Fiction chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the different forms of fiction in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Prose Fiction 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 Description of and types of fiction Definition and types of fiction, including novels, novellas and short stories
Tuesday Setting and characterization within fiction Time, place and atmosphere; character roles and dialogue
Wednesday Plot in fiction The purpose and major parts of plot
Thursday Flashback in literature The components of flashbacks
Friday Theme and style in fiction Finding the theme and main idea; special elements of style, such as dialect and figures of speech

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: Prose Fiction Lesson Plans
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Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

1. Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

In this lesson, we will explore style in fiction. We will define style and explore some of the elements writers use to create their own personal styles.

What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

2. What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

Understanding a story's theme is critical to deciphering an author's message in a particular piece of writing. In this lesson, we will examine the idea of theme and look at some examples in actual literary works.

What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples

3. What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the components of flashbacks found in literature. See examples of flashbacks, and then test your understanding through a quiz.

Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

4. Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

This lesson explores plot in fiction. We will define the term, explore the various parts of a plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution), and learn about subplots.

Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

5. Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

In this lesson, we will talk about characters and characterization. We will explore the various types of characters, examine some methods of characterization, and pay special attention to the role of dialogue.

Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

6. Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

In this lesson, you'll review the important elements of a story. In particular, you'll learn about the components of the setting and its importance within the plot.

Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

7. 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.

What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

8. What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

In this lesson, we will learn about fiction. We'll take a close look at its definitions and its types and explore the difference between literary and commercial fiction.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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