Juxtaposition Literary Device Lesson: Differentiated, Fun - Middle & High School

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Standards-based (RL4), differentiated, cross-curricular lessons on the concept of juxtaposition. Twenty-one pages. Use the materials together in a two-three day differentiated lesson or use separately as mini-lessons to teach and review the concept incrementally. Chose what works best for you!

Question: What's at the heart of literary comparisons and contrasts such as metaphor, simile, personification, oxymoron, etc? Answer: Juxtaposition. The lessons involved in teaching this concept actually get to the crux of other literary concepts as well.

Contents:
Anticipatory Activity: Discussion and Sketch of Juxtaposed Ads
Anticipatory Activity: Effects of Oxymora
Definition and Example of “Juxtaposition”
Charles Dickens’ Analysis & Dickens’-Style Paragraph Writing
Romeo and Juliet Excerpt with Reflection
Famous Cartoon Juxtaposition
Small Group Brainstorm
Video Link One: Modern Dance Example of Juxtaposition – Background Information, Directions, & Written Reflection
Video Link Two: Lesson of Literary Devices (Including Juxtaposition) with Written Prompt
Famous Idioms Analysis
Video Link Three: Short Animated Film – Analytic Writing Editable Prompt & Rubric

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Teaching Duration
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Juxtaposition Literary Device Lesson: Differentiated, Fun
Juxtaposition Literary Device Lesson: Differentiated, Fun
Juxtaposition Literary Device Lesson: Differentiated, Fun
Juxtaposition Literary Device Lesson: Differentiated, Fun
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