If you have never used Cornell or 2-column notes before, give these a try! After students have completed the notes, the left side column can be folded back to allow students to self-study. If students sit facing a partner,each partner can only see the terms or definitions while the left column is folded back, facilitating a good review strategy.
This set of Cornell notes, or 2-column style, covers the following 51 terms and is a great introductory tool:
plot, setting/exposition, characters, characterization, protagonist, antagonist, rising action/complications, conflict, climax, falling action, resolution, flashback, foreshadowing, suspense, stereotype, irony, theme, lesson/moral, hero/heroine, good vs. evil, universal theme, external conflict, internal conflict, man vs. man, man vs. nature, man vs. society, man vs. self, allegory, cliffhanger, figurative language, exaggeration/hyperbole, understatement, oxymoron, dialect, monologue, dialogue, mood, tone, prose, prediction, timeless, ambiguity, connotative, denotative, natural forces, supernatural forces, point of view, first-person POV, second-person POV, third-person limited POV, and third-person omniscient POV.
Includes 4 pages of blank copies for students and 4 completed pages for the teacher.