This unit by Julie Lindstrom is designed for early-production / intermediate ESL students, but can be modified to meet the needs of any students being introduced to the elements of fiction.
The unit includes 4 lesson plans. Each is designed to take one class period, but each plan can be extended over more than one day based on the needs of your class. The elements of fiction that the unit covers are setting, character, plot, and theme. The unit includes content objectives, TESOL objectives, materials list, detailed instructions and rationale, cultural relevance, assessment, and lesson extension.
The materials listed are NOT included and must be provided by the teacher, and the suggested materials (such as the short stories) may be modified or changed in the lesson according to your needs.
The unit includes instructions for the use of several auio-visual materials such as overheads, pictures, and videos.
The document is available for upload in Microsoft Word so that you can modify the plans, if needed.
Group Newspaper Project
by Julie Lindstrom
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License