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Literary Devices Mini-Unit Bundle: Theme, Conflict and Characterization Lessons

Literary Devices Mini-Unit Bundle:  Theme, Conflict and Characterization Lessons
Literary Devices Mini-Unit Bundle:  Theme, Conflict and Characterization Lessons
Literary Devices Mini-Unit Bundle:  Theme, Conflict and Characterization Lessons
Literary Devices Mini-Unit Bundle:  Theme, Conflict and Characterization Lessons
Literary Devices Mini-Unit Bundle:  Theme, Conflict and Characterization Lessons
Literary Devices Mini-Unit Bundle:  Theme, Conflict and Characterization Lessons
Literary Devices Mini-Unit Bundle:  Theme, Conflict and Characterization Lessons
Literary Devices Mini-Unit Bundle:  Theme, Conflict and Characterization Lessons
Product Description
This bundle includes three 3-day mini-units on Theme, Conflict, and Characterization.

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Theme Mini-Unit

Understanding a story’s theme is critical to deciphering the author’s message in a text. That’s why it’s imperative to help students define the theme, or underlying message, in a piece of literature. This fun and educational 3-day Theme Mini-Unit is designed to help students to dive deep into a text and go beyond its surface to identify its theme.

This theme mini-unit provides numerous opportunities to develop the skill of identifying theme. Each lesson starts with a fun and engaging activity – Theme Comics, Theme Cut-and-Paste Matching, Theme Poetry Walk. Then, students learn about and practice identifying theme through whole group instruction, small group work, partnerships, and independent practice.

In this mini-unit, students will develop a deep understanding of literary devices, theme, explicit and implied theme, and how to identify theme in a passage. Students will complete guided notes, reading comprehension passages, graphic organizers and theme analysis with mini-passages. In addition, they’ll practice identifying theme by reading and acting in a play and while reading short and long reading passages.

The detailed THEME mini-unit includes:
• 3 Detailed Daily Lesson Plans
• Theme Comic Topics
• Theme Comic Strip Template
• Theme Matching Mini-Passages (6)
• Theme Matching Cards
• 5 Poem Posters
• Theme in Poetry Graphic Organizer
• Play Parts for Character Tags (6)
• Theme and Literary Devices Guided Notes
• 3 Short Passages with Reading Comprehension Questions
• What is Theme? Graphic Organizer
• “The Four Oxen and a Lion” Play
• Identify the Theme Practice
• Long Reading Passage with Questions
• All keys for student work and instruction

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Conflict Mini-Unit

Understanding the central conflict in literature is essential to grasping a work’s overriding themes. When students can identify a story’s conflict, they can accurately summarize and analyze a text. This engaging and powerful 3-Day Conflict Mini-Unit is designed to help students do just that! Help students identify the core types of conflicts in literary pieces with this mini-unit.

This conflict mini-unit provides numerous opportunities to develop the skill of identifying conflict. Each lesson starts with a fun and engaging activity – Famous Conflict Sort, Internal and External Conflict Judging (with paddles), and Conflict Task Cards. Then, students learn about and practice identifying conflict through whole group instruction, small group work, partnerships, and independent practice.

In this mini-unit, students will develop a deep understanding of literary devices, conflict, internal and external conflict, as well as the four major types of conflict in literature (character vs. self, character vs. character, character vs. nature, and character vs. society). Students will complete guided notes, reading comprehension passages, graphic organizers and conflict sketches. In addition, they’ll practice identifying conflict with conflict statements and while reading short and long reading passages (5).

The detailed CONFLICT mini-unit includes:

• 3 Detailed Daily Lesson Plans
• Famous Conflict Sort Activity with Protagonists and Antagonists
• Internal and External Conflict Paddle Cards
• Passages for Conflict Judging (8)
• Conflict Task Cards (8) and Record Sheet
• Guided Notes on Literary Devices, Conflict, and Types of Conflict
• 3 Short Practice Passages with Short Answer Questions
• Types of Conflict Graphic Organizer
• Types of Conflict Practice
• Conflict Definitions and Sketch Graphic Organizer
• Identifying Conflict Guided Notes
• Conflict Statement Practice
• 2 Long Practice Passages with Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions
• All keys for student work and instruction

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Characterization Mini-Unit

When reading literature, it is essential for students to investigate characterization. When they begin to understand the author’s process for developing characters, they are able to create mental images and dive deeper into the text. This engaging 3-day Characterization Mini-Unit is designed to help students understand how authors create characters and how students can use clues from the text to better comprehend a character within the context of the story.

This characterization mini-unit provides numerous opportunities to develop the skill of understanding characters. Each lesson starts with a fun and engaging activity – Character Sketch, Character Snapshots, and a Character Improvisation game. Then, students learn about characterization through whole group instruction, small group work, partnerships, and independent practice.

In this mini-unit, students will develop a deep understanding of literary devices, characterization, methods of characterization (5), types of characterization (direct and indirect), and how to identify characterization in a passage. Students will complete guided notes, reading comprehension passages, graphic organizers and character analysis with mini-passages.

The detailed CHARACTERIZATION mini-unit includes:
• 3 Detailed Daily Lesson Plans
• Character Sketch Brainstorm
• Character Sketch Writing Activity
• Character Snapshots
• Character Descriptions
• Need a Ride? Improvisational Game Directions
• Need a Ride? Character Traits
• Characterization and Literary Devices Guided Notes
• 3 Short Passages with Reading Comprehension Questions
• Types of Characterization Guided Notes
• 8 Direct and Indirect Characterization Task Cards
• 2 Long Reading Passages with Questions
• All keys for student work and instruction

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Total Pages
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