Make any work of literature (poem, play, short story, novel, even literary nonfiction) come alive with this creative, real-world based set of NO PREP activities that teens will love! Each activity is a quick, classroom-tested, text-based project/activity that measures students' comprehension and analysis of a specific standard.
These activities are NO PREP
for you, and so much fun
for the students. Students will be on task for the entire period working on ELA skills and getting those creative, higher-order, critical-thinking juices flowing!
Each modern, original real-world inspired activity is designed specifically to measure comprehension of an element of literature
with clear directions for you and the student on eye-catching printable worksheets. Each file is organized and clearly labeled for you! Your kids will love the modern, hands-on connections, and you will love they are purposefully working on specific skills!
Theme - Ipod Soundtrack
Plot - Post Big Game TV Interview
Plot - Talk Show Interview with the Stars
Conflict - In Their Shoes Billboards
Conflict - Character to Character Text Message
Conflict - Crime Scene Investigator Police Report Sold Separately Here
Conflict - Physician's Report Sold Separately Here
Characterization -Body Biographies Sold Separately Here
Characterization -Collage Poem
Characterization -Collage Selfies
Characterization - Sub-tweeting on Twitter (Villains)
Setting - Featured Property Website Page
Irony - Making a Meme (requires computer/internet access) Sold Separately Here
Point of View - T-Shirt Designer
** Pack will grow with free updates as I create and use new activities in my class!
See the preview file with classroom samples!
Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried these activities:
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♥ "These are some of the best activities I've seen for elements of literature! Thank you so much!"
♥ "Wonderful ideas to spark interest in discussions of works students find old and boring."
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