Lesson Plan : Musical Elements of Fiction

Teacher Name:
 Mrs. Shipp
Grade:
 Grade 6
Subject:
 Literature Activities

Topic:
 Elements of fiction
Content:
 Plot,setting, character, conflict, symbol, point of view, theme
Goals:
 The learner will respond to various literary genres using interpretive and evaluative processes. Students will explore the creative and thought process of evaluating literature.
Objectives:
 The learner will study the characteristics of literary genres through exploring what impact literary elements have on meaning of the text.
Materials:
 CD Player, art paper, makers, PowerPoint (laptop, LCD projector, Smartboard)
Introduction:
 I begin by playing a popular song from my childhood that children still enjoy (Children's Story by Slick Rick). After listening to the song, we have a general discussion about what happened in the "story".
Development:
 Students are now interested in musical stories. Tell them we will be discussing the elements of fiction. I give powerpoint presentation of the elements, entertaining questions as needed. Students are encouraged to give examples of each, by using think-pair-share strategy.
Practice:
 Knowing that my class loves music, I use another song. I now play Brandy by the O'jays. We dissect this song based on the elements of fiction.
Accommodations:
 Various levels of stories, skeleton note-taking sheets for students needing help taking notes
Checking For Understanding:
 All groups report out and discussion about elements for each story happens.
Closure:
 Use the WHIP strategy. Students take turns(around the room) and share an element of fiction and an example.
Evaluation:
 Students read a short story of their choice. They list, chart, or create a thinking map of the elements of fiction as it relates to the story they chose.
Teacher Reflections:
 If you love to read and can visualize the work, while reading; this lesson will be very self satisfying. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing this with my students.

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