9-slide MS 2013 PowerPoint presentation (revised in 2015) to navigate students from prior knowledge through defining AND analyzing foreshadowing in literature, distinguishing between subtle and direct foreshadowing, etc! The PPT can easily double as printable step-by-step student handouts/instructions, and is a concise, tremendous asset in helping your students meet the ELA Common Core anchor standards surrounding plot analysis and storyline evaluation. You will find this to be an easy jumping-off point to any literature you're currently studying, have read, or plan to move into with your students!
Examples are included throughout this visually graphic and engaging PPT, along with pair-share activities, whole group discussion and analysis, student walk-and-talk to identify prior knowledge of foreshadowing and so forth; in this way, students will help YOU in generating their own ideas (as well as questions!) from books/stories they've read and movies/shows they've seen to analyze (critically think!) examples of foreshadowing, considering how stories are developed and resolved. The presentation includes clips of instructions for students to recreate a foreshadowing chart (diagram), identifying examples of foreshadowing, analyzing why authors/filmmakers use such foreshadowing, and to evaluate the efficacy of such foreshadowing examples.
Also in this presentation are hyperlinks to clips, including:
*The Lion King
*The Dark Knight (Batman)
*Educational links for further development and application of varied literary foreshadowing examples
*Disney/Pixar short film Partly Cloudy
Each of these are presented as a method of formative assessment, helping students identify, analyze, and evaluate the use of foreshadowing in popular culture as an extension to your current reading material, and to help you check for understanding.
Including custom animations and slide transitions as well as in-slide relevant graphics, you will have the necessary hyperlinks and learning goals/targets specified at the beginning of the slideshow as well as an exit ticket activity to round out the PowerPoint, all in one complete package!
You are welcome to edit this PPT howsoever you wish to meet the needs of current reading material for your students (eg. short stories, novels, plays, etc.). With these examples -- and extending them to current reading material), you are inviting students out of their comfort zone into the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy (application/analysis and evaluation), AND the Common Core Standards of 21st Century Skills (eg. communication; problem-solving; collaboration; critical thinking; media literacy!)
Thank you so much for visiting my store! This presentation will certainly help your students to clarify what foreshadowing is (as opposed to, say, flashback and other types of literary devices), in an enjoyable and interactive manner. This is appropriate for any secondary grade level and with any fictional reading (or viewing!) material. Enjoy!