This is an ELA lesson for 7th Grade.
This lesson covers the following standards:
1. SWBAT identify how the author reveals character.
2. SWBAT identify the types of conflict present in a literary plot.
3. SWBAT distinguish between a summary and a critique.
The lesson begins with a stop and jot as an activating activity for characterization. Students review direct/indirect characterization through a quick reference table. There are examples of all types of characterization provided using Divergent's plot line. Students have to fill in if it is direct/indirect characterization and brainstorm their own example. Then, students complete 13 multiple-choice questions about characterization.
Next, students review the different types of conflict present in fiction through another quick reference chart. They fill in their own examples and whether the conflict is internal or external. Students then complete 7 multiple choice questions for different passages based on conflict.
Finally, students review the difference between a summary and a critique. There is a notes quick reference table that students fill in using the example text at the beginning of this section. There are 6 multiple choice questions in this section.
In total, there are 25 multiple-choice questions in this practice.
All answers are included in Microsoft Comments. The Zip file includes a PDF student copy, PDF teacher copy, and a Microsoft Word document.
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(Written by Middle School Writer, Mara Truslow).