Engage your students with this end of the year project idea, a literary theme park. Students will review plot, setting, characters, theme, and symbolism as they design a park based on any short story, novel, or play and then present to the class. Also makes a great summer reading assignment!
Literary Elements Poster Set - Fun Chevron Colors with Choice of Chalkboard or White Background! Includes Main Character, Setting, Problem, Solution, Plot, Point of View, Minor Character, Theme. Also includes a fun foldable and a worksheet for novel or story studies! Perfect for grades 2-6!
Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.
Better Novel Project is all about deconstructing bestsellers, discovering what elements they have in common, and using these elements as a backbone for a new master outline. This project is not about creating a magic fill-in-the-blank formula. Instead, we are building a structural framework, based on what is proven to work, to contain our own unique stories.