In this unit the learning goal or target is: we are learning to analyze texts and explain how elements in them contribute to meaning (ex. narrative: character, setting, main idea, problem/conflict and solution) and explain opinions and reasons for our opinion.
Rationale: In this unit, students will learn to analyze texts and explain how various elements in them contribute to meaning (e.g. narrative: setting, character, plot, and theme).
This unit gives you a lesson breakdown for simple ways to teach students the importance of analyzing the elements of a text like an article, book, story, fable...etc.
This unit can be easily paired up with a writing unit with a focus on short stories. If you would like more information about the writing unit that matches up please contact me! I am working on uploading the lessons plan/unit for the writing part.