Literary Analysis Lesson Plans
|J.D. Salinger, Vonnegut and Joyce||Language Organizers Workbook|
|Mark Twain and Virginia Woolf||Language Organizers Vol. 2|
|Great Authors Theme||Hemingway, George Orwell and Ayn Rand|
|Great Authors Worksheets||William Shakespeare and William Faulkner|
- Character Traits - To examine the attitudes, motives, and basic character of at least one of the major literary figures in the play (Julius Caesar).
- Elements of Plot - Students will be able to identify the elements of plot in a short story.
- Learning Literary Genres - Students will be able to identify the aspects of each genre.
- Literary Theory and Social Issues - This lesson looks at criticism and its many forms.
- Lyrical Poetry - Students will incorporate the literary devices learned through the study of other poetry selections.
- Musical Elements of Fiction - The learner will study the characteristics of literary genres through exploring what impact literary elements have on meaning of the text.
- Poetry- similes and metaphors- Create a simile by filling in the blank.
- Recognizing Symbolism and Allegory - The following lesson is designed to assist students in identifying and understanding the use of symbolism in literature.
- Setting and Storyboards - The purpose of this lesson is to teach the students how to identify setting, as a literary element.
- Short Story Lesson : High Interest - Frame the reading process and support students' understanding of the things good readers do before, during, and after reading.
- Short Story Unit Plan- Understand the importance and impact of the elements of plot in the context of an orally narrated story and how each story we tell has the basic elements of plot.
- Similes vs Metaphors - This lesson plan will explain the difference between metaphors and similes. It will also introduce the literary term of "onomatopoeia".
- Sonnets from Hester- Analysis of characters.
- Story Stew- To begin, the teacher dons an apron and produces the cook pot and spoon and tells the students they are going to make story stew. Explain that a good story is like stew -- it has lots of ingredients.
- Summarizing Using Power Point - Expressing Literary Ideas with Technology.
- Symbolism and Aphorisms use this lesson in conjunction with To Kill a Mockingbird- Symbolism and words to live by; imaginative creation and application of knowledge of literary symbol.
- Story Wheels- Story Wheel is a reading activity designed to help students practice sequencing skills, summarizing a novel, visualizing story elements, and recognizing story structure.
- The 5 Literary Elements - To learn about the five elements of literature: character, setting, plot, theme and point of view.
- The Little Painter of Sabana Grand - Students will be able to understand and identify literary elements of realistic fiction.
- Using Children's Literature to Teach Writing: Perfect Pancakes- "Students will write a how-to essay using Perfect Pancakes by William Wise."
- Using Inferences - Use prior knowledge to connect to the text.
- Using Superman to teach the epic hero in The Odyssey- After reading the Odyssey and discussing the characteristics of an epic and an epic hero, I have the students watch Superman, the movie.
- What a Character!- Students will be able to analyze a character in a novel by identifying a least 3 character traits and providing proof of those traits in writing.
- World Literature - Through this unit the student will gain an appreciation for poetry from diverse poets.
- Writing Children s Literature- Students brainstorm common themes and characteristics of their favorite children's stories. Teacher lists these and the titles of books on the board.