Literary Elements Mini-Lessons & Activities

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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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My students are really beginning to grasp not only what each of these elements is but how authors enhance their story telling through their choices for each of the elements. Love it.
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Teach the elements of fiction in a fun and engaging way:
These mini-lessons and activities are ready to use to engage your students as they learn about the literary elements of opening lines, setting, atmosphere, point of view, perspective, and conflict. Your students will also get multiple opportunities to read, view, write, speak, listen, and collaborate.

NOTE: these lessons can be used for both independent and full class novels.

This bundle includes my units on: (click each one for more info)


Point of View


✅ Bonus lessons on opening lines!

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You will get detailed mini-lessons that focus on:

  • Methods writers use to draw readers into their stories
  • Setting as time, place, and social context
  • The ways that setting and atmosphere work together
  • Author craft and the methods that writers use to create setting
  • The modes of point of view (1st, 2nd, and 3rd person)
  • The many ways that writers experiment with these modes
  • Reliable and unreliable narrators
  • Perspective and how it affects point of view
  • Author craft: the methods that writer use to create a narrative voice
  • Conflict and the ways that it drives plot, characterization, and theme

⭐️ Short mentor texts for close reading
⭐️ Short writing activities & rubrics

⭐️ Multiple graphic organizers
⭐️ Opportunities for writing and collaboration

Everything is editable

Your prep for the unit will be so easy: Just load the slideshows, print the handouts, and you're ready to teach students all about the literary elements found in fiction.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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