This is a pack of six worksheets/graphic organizers that can be used for any reading assignment (short story or novel) to teach the Elements of Literature. I have used them multiple times for different levels and reading materials. They are broad and general worksheets that will offer students a better understanding of different elements of literature, and how to analyze and respond to what they read. They are a great go-to tool to use after a class reading. You can use these as individual homework, or as class activities for small groups. The bundle includes six resources:
Story Chart: A one-page graphic organizer, in which students will complete the boxes in the diagram and "chart" the plot of the story they read. They will need to identify the setting and character background in the exposition, the events that contribute to the rising action, the climax, falling action, and the resolution of the story. This helps students visualize the function and structure of the elements of a story. Simple and straight-forward.
Imagery: The worksheet explains what imagery is, what types of imagery there are, and how and why authors use it. The students will complete a graphic organizer about imagery. They will identify a passage from the reading that includes imagery, what type it is, and write a few words about the emotional impact it makes. It requires students to think critically and deeply about the reading.
Author's Tone: Student will answer a few brief questions about whatever story they read, in regard to author's tone, etc. They will identify the mood, as well as a few words or phrases from the story that add to the mood. They will identify the narration style and explain how it adds to the story.
Character Chart: Students will reflect on a specific character in a story. They will identify their physical attributes, personality traits, explain whether they are flat or round, and on page two they can draw a brief sketch of the character.
Symbolism: The worksheet explains what symbolism is and how authors use it. The students will complete a graphic organizer about symbolism. They will identify the object/event, what it symbolizes, and include a passage from the story that uses the symbol.
Summarize: The worksheet explains what the words summarize, analyze, and evaluate mean. The students will write a short response under each one - summarizing, analyzing, and evaluating whatever they read.