(Short Story, Elements of Literature, Elements of Fiction, Introduction to Short Stories)
Kick off ANY short story, fiction or literature unit
with this comprehensive and engaging PowerPoint and activity bundle intended for secondary ELA. Great for introduction, reinforcement, and/or review, this package guides students through the key elements of literature and includes plenty of engaging, rigorous activities for practice and review—all Common Core aligned. It even includes fun self-assessment activities and a Kahoot! game your students will LOVE!
This resource includes:
• Fully editable 26-slide PowerPoint
that walks students through the key elements of fiction (see full list below), including definitions, examples, video links, and fun self-assessment practice
• Guided Notes Handout
(NEW!) to encourage active student engagement during instruction and support struggling students who may need help capturing key details
• 21-Page Activity Packet
with fun, rigorous, Common-Core aligned activities to practice identifying and analyzing the full range of literary elements in ANY short story or work of fiction.
• Kahoot Review Game
so that students can practice and learn through a friendly, technology-based competition game they LOVE! And YOU can assess what they know and where they need more help.
Great for the start of the year, the beginning of a short story or literature unit, or as individual lessons throughout the year, this comprehensive resource covers:
• Plot Structure
• Point of View
• Text Structure
Common Core State Standards Covered:
• Close reading, inference and citing textual support (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1)
• Determining/analyzing themes (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2)
• Analyzing characters and their development (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.3)
• Determining meaning of words and phrases (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.4)
• Analyzing text structure (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.5)
• Assessing point of view (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.6)
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