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tory Elements: Using Literature to Teach Literary Elements is available in two levels:
Grades 3 to 6
Grades 5 to 8
This “slice,” which focuses on Character and Characterization, is from the 5 through 8 version. The activities help students understand protagonists and antagonists; static, flat or dynamic characters; stereotypes; and well-rounded characters. Activities are provided that use one or more examples from classic or modern literature. Finally, skill-building activities based on that story element are provided.
CCSS ELA-Literacy: Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact.
ABOUT THE COMPLETE BOOKS:
It is important that students learn to analyze and interpret the literature they read—not only for good results on standardized tests, but also for enjoyment throughout their lives. To get the most out of what they read, they should be able to analyze a work’s literary elements. These books are designed to help students achieve that goal.
The complete books include the following: (These are available individually as “slices.”)
• Plot and Conflict
• Point of View
Each Literary Element Section includes…
• Definition / Explanation
• One or More Examples in Classic or Modern Literature
• Skill-building Activities Based on the Story Element