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Digital or Print: Conflict Graphic Organizers for Literary Analysis

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5th - 8th
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Teaching conflict with a novel or short story? These graphic organizers and activities will engage students and provide ample opportunities for understanding the importance of a story's conflicts. Move students toward literary analysis with a variety of tools.

You will receive the literary analysis graphic organizers in a PDF form as well as links for a Google Drive version.

I created a variety of these graphic organizers to study internal conflicts as well as external conflicts. You won't need all of these for every story. There is enough diversity to provide student choice and to differentiate. You can also use these with literature circles.

The conflict graphic organizers:

Definition Sheets:

1. Introduction to Conflicts: illustrated with definitions.

2. Introduction to Conflicts: blank for students to take notes. Use these for differentiation. I use these as reference sheets throughout the school year.

Specific Conflict Sheets:

3. Human vs. Human

4. Human vs. Self

5. Human vs. Nature

6. Human vs. Society/ Government

7. Human vs. Supreme Being

Use these as conflicts are covered in the story. Another option is to use these as review. Let students choose which to study or divide students into groups. Each group will complete a different conflict organizer.

Specific Story Sheets:

8. Conflicts in a Time of War

9. In Love and Conflicted

10. Coming of Age and Conflicted

11. Dystopian Conflicts

12. Physical Conflicts

Specific genres have conflicts that differ from other genres. I use these for independent reading or when students have all read a different book.

Overall Conflict Sheets

13. Initial Incident: study the specifics of the story’s initial incident when the main conflict is introduced.

14. Dear Diary: students will write from the point of view of a conflicted character.

Review Sheets:

15. In the End: resolution of the conflict.

16. Evaluate the Story’s Conflicts: students choose the story’s biggest conflicts and defend their choices.

17. In Review: overall review of conflicts from the story.

18. What if this Conflict...: students will imagine what happens if a specific conflict was not in the story.

19. Resolve the Conflict: if the writer does not completely solve the conflict, students may finish the

story’s conflict.

20. Step by Step: students will find the specific steps that led to the story’s main conflict

(objective summary).

You can see an image of most of these in the thumbnails, and the preview has more pictures.

These Conflict Graphic Organizers are part of a money-saving bundle! The Literary Devices Graphic Organizers for Any Novel or Short Story has over 75 graphic organizers to get students writing and talking about literature.

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23 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.


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