This unit includes the full text of 5 classic short stories to teach students fundamental literary elements such as characterization, narrative setting, narrative conflict, foreshadowing, irony, symbolism, and theme. Each lesson provides 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. Added bonus of 28 literary elements posters and 15 writing posters to support and suppliment the unit. To learn more about the unit, look at the detailed preview.
This resource includes:
1 PPT Lectures
2 Literary Element Student Notes
3 Body Paragraph Literary Analysis Writing Exercises
4 Introduction Paragraph Exercises
5 Conclusion Paragraphs
6 Graphic Organizers
7 Sample Paragraphs
8 Literary Analysis Annotation Guidelines PPT and Notes.
9 Three different options for chapter organizer worksheets
9 28 Literary Elements Posters
10 Writing Posters
11 Full Text and Analysis Questions for "A View from the Summit"
12 Full Text and Analysis Questions for "Masque of the Red Death"
13 Full Text and Analysis Questions for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
14 Full Text and Analysis Questions for "The Monkey's Paw"
15 Full Text and Analysis Questions for "The Necklace"
16 Multiple Choice Unit Test
Each of these short story units are available individually at the links below:
The Monkey's Paw
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Masque of the Red Death
A View from the Summit
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