So, what we have created for you are presentation and analysis pages for the short story “ The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin. We know, we’re excited about it, too! We use this presentation and amazing analysis sheets to monitor our students’ understanding of the various elements of fiction and literary devices. We also use these analysis sheets to monitor reading comprehension when our classes are reading literary texts.
The presentation details:
The first part of the presentation provides explicit instruction on the two types of irony found within the pages of the text.
After closely reading the story, students are then provided with analysis sheets that ask students to practice analyzing:
Lastly, the analysis sheets have students practice utilizing reading strategies such as: making connections
This lesson also provides opportunities to examine symbolism and theme in small groups and practice their presentation skills.
Symbolism - students are put into groups to analyze the symbolism in the story with guided steps to deepen understanding. We have our students create pictures to complement their writing. We also have the groups present their analysis to the class. There is a background image ready for each group in this unit.
Theme Essays: Students are then put into different small groups to analyze the themes of the story. Each group gets a particular theme. The groups write an essay together using google docs. If there is time, we have students present their ideas to the class. There is another background image ready for each group in this TpT unit. A micro-progression writing rubric is also provided for students to improve their writing at different levels.
We hope that you and your students enjoy reading and analyzing “The Story of an Hour.” Drop us a line if you have any questions, comments, or concerns . Be sure to check out our blog for other cool ideas: