Lesson Plan : The 5 Literary Elements

Teacher Name:
 K.Sultana - Demo Lesson
Grade:
 Grade 7-8
Subject:
 Literature Activities

Topic:
 To learn about the five elements of literature: character, setting, plot, theme and point of view. Due to limited time for the class, not all elements may be covered.
Content:
 Define the elements of literature. Read the Fairy Tale Jack and the Beanstalk and analyze it for the elements of literature. Understand new vocabulary: genre, analyze, theme, plot, protagonist, antagonist & gallant.
Goals:
 Students should have a basic understanding of the elements of a story. They should participate in discussions and listen to other students comments.
Objectives:
 Given a similar story they should be able to at a minimum figure out character, point of view and setting. Perhaps they may be able to write a paragraph describing some character or setting.
Materials:
 Handout of Literary Elements definition sheet. Handout of Jack and the Beanstalk element fill in sheet. Handout of Jack and the Beanstalk Fairy Tale sheet
Introduction:
 Hand out literary elements definition sheet. Ask class to listen while I review the elements. Talk about how we will read a Fairy Tale and then analyze it for the elements of literature.
Development:
 Handout Jack and the Beanstalk sheet and begin reading while the children follow along. Change voices to make interesting. Ask if anyone wants to read some.
Practice:
 Do first part of analysis with students: character. Prompt them for answers in listing of characters and traits. Let them list a few on their own. Go around room reviewing and assisting.
Accommodations:
 Provide more assistance to those struggling with answers, and possibly shorten lesson to enure all are at same point.
Closure:
 Review ideas discussed. Ask students to apply what they've learned to another book they've read.
Evaluation:
 This is only an initial lesson. Need more lessons on this topic before any measure of progress can be seen.

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