This folder is perfect for review of literary terms used in class and on state tests. Students focus on setting, characterization, inference, theme, and more through the use of the cover picture, making the assignment not only more fun but more challenging as well. For instance, the class as a whole, with a partner, or individually are asked in question #1: If you were to write a narrative about the picture, describe three possible settings in complete sentences of at least ten words each." The “challenge” comes into play when the sentences must include figurative language and a vocabulary word.
Other situations have to do with possible conflicts, protagonists, antagonist(s), plot, mood, symbolism, factual information, opinions, prediction and cause / effect, and others. The writing assignment asks students to choose one of their plots and write a narrative (or expanded moment) using all the elements they have listed. This is a popular exercise for students to “custom-build” their own narratives based on literary devices they have chosen.
Each folder includes instructions on many options for their use.
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