These Night by Elie Wiesel lessons focus on developing student skills in literary analysis to to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone. Students analyze the author's use of diction, imagery, and figurative language (metaphor, hyperbole, simile, etc.) Each lesson provides guided worksheets and systematic, facilitated writing exercises that address each element of essay writing: analyzing a prompt, writing thesis statements, writing introductions, deeply analyzing a text, using evidence, writing commentary and explanation, and writing conclusions. Unique acronyms help students remember how to approach each part of an essay. Each lesson includes PPT lectures, student notes, guided practice, and individual practice.
This resource includes:
1 PPT Lectures
2 Literary Element Student Notes
3 Body Paragraph Literary Analysis Writing Exercises
4 Graphic Organizers
5 Sample Paragraphs
6 Literary Analysis Annotation Guidelines PPT and Notes.
7 Three different levels of analysis worksheets and graphic organizers
8 Novel Excerpts
9 Detailed Teacher Resources
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This Lesson Plan Includes:
1. Teacher Instructions
2. Student Handouts (6 pages)
3. Videos to support instruction (4 videos)
4. Graphic Organizers
5. Analysis prompts
6. PPT lecture on denotation, connotation, mood, tone, imagery, figurative language (24 slides)
CCSS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2
1. What is the purpose of narrative setting?
2. What is the emotional impact of word choice?
3. How does an author use connotation to develop mood and tone?
4. How does an author use imagery and figurative language to develop mood and tone?
ACADEMIC OBJECTIVES (All Students Will Be Able To):
1. Identify and select words with positive/negative connotations
2. Analyze literature to identify imagery and figurative language
3. Organize evidence from literature to determine mood and tone of a text
4. Explain how language is used to develop strong mood and tone
DIRECT INSTRUCTION AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
Use PPT lecture and student handouts to instruct on the literary tools to develop a setting and mood/tone.
Use any of these videos to support the idea of the emotions of mood and tone
If Frozen was a horror movie
Tone and Mood words
Mood vs. Tone
Tone and Mood Movie
Explain the format and purpose of chapter graphic organizers
Have students work independently or in groups to find evidence to complete graphic organizers
Explain the concept of each writing prompt
Have students complete writing prompts