Books are like pies. Each pie has some unique ingredients, but there is a core group of ingredients that is common to all pies (with few exceptions). Similarly, the majority of fiction stories contain a set of characteristics called the "Elements of Fiction." These elements include a protagonist, a plot, a setting, a conflict, exposition, climax, and others. The nature of these "ingredients" and the way they interact determine the character of the story.
This project tests students' understanding of the elements of fiction by requiring each student to choose a grade-level book and analyze it to draw out and explain the elements of fiction within it. The project has creative elements, and includes materials to help maintain fairness in the group work element of the assignment.
This bundle contains the "Fun Role Playing Group Skills Discussion" product. This project is an excellent way to foster independence and explicitly teach and model group work skills and conflict resolution.
Your students will emerge from this project much better prepared to...
- Manage large projects by breaking them down into "chunks"
- Work productively, peacefully, and fairly with a team
- Resolve conflicts within a group
- Explain the elements of fiction of a particular story
- Self-advocate assertively but respectfully
- Speak knowledgeably about plot elements, characterization, conflicts, setting, point of view, and premise.
A 2-month project for less than $10!
Great for an end-of-year project!