The Literary Terms Unit is designed for students to master knowledge and fluency of fundamental terms used for literature instruction and analysis. This unit is not literature content specific, and can be used effectively and efficiently in any literature study curriculum.
A core component of this unit is the extensively hyperlinked PowerPoint presentation of 42 literary terms and their definitions. The full macro unit includes:
Formative Assessment - Students are asked to rate on a scale of 1 (know the term solidly) to 4 (no idea what the term means) how well they think they know the literary terms vocabulary that the unit covers.
Pre-test and Answer Key - 50 multiple choice questions.
Pre-test Interpretive Documents - This predicts a pre-test score based on a student’s assessment score.
Study Packet - The study packet is organized into 6 worksheets, each with a different focus: Literary Forms, Types of Text, Story Elements (People), Story Elements (Storyline), Literary Devices, Literary Comparisons. Each worksheet has between 4 and 9 literary terms.
Term Definitions PowerPoint Presentation - The PowerPoint presentation is a map of literary terms with theme as the central focus and terms branching off in related categories. Each literary term on the main map is hyperlinked to the term’s definition. Clicking on a term will pop-up the definition of that term, clicking outside of the definition box will return to the map of terms.
Glossary of the Terms - The glossary lists alphabetically all the literary terms included in this unit and their definitions.
Final Exam and Answer Key - The final exam is a 75 multiple choice question test including all of the pre-test questions and an additional 25 questions.
Flash cards - Collating the pages from these two documents alternately, and orienting them correctly, they can be copied to create sets of 42 flash cards.
Literary Terms Map - This is the main image from the PowerPoint presentation that can be enlarged and used as a classroom poster.
Piecing Together the Literature Puzzle Poster - This image may also be enlarged and used as a classroom poster. Although theme may be the soul of a piece of literature, students must be able to do basic literary analysis of these four elements; seeing how they must fit together and integrate, thereby informing each other and the theme of the text.
A detailed curriculum plan is also included with this product.