This lesson plan focuses on literary elements. It helps the students to answer the following question: How do literary elements impact the development of a story? The content learning target is: I can identify what literary elements are being used to develop a story. This lesson can be used with any book or short story. I used it for a lesson for Saving Private Ryan but it is fully adaptable to any story. It comes with an activity for learning the literary elements that I also sell separately. This is a very focused lesson and may take up to 2 class periods depending on how long your classes last. It is based on the Common Core Standards.