Identifying central conflicts is the first step in the literary analysis process, yet many students have trouble picking out the predominant problems in a complex text. Learn how to solve the problem and make your students conflict experts by teaching them just one simple sentence stem. This unit includes a five day lesson plan, interactive activities, worksheets, project materials, and a summative assessment. The “Conflict” PowerPoint presentation which accompanies this unit can be downloaded for free. This lesson meets CCSS ELA Literacy Anchor Standards 5 and 8. In particular CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3 and 8.3 (Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama) are addressed.