Literary Analysis Lesson Plans
Traits - To examine the attitudes, motives, and basic character of
at least one of the major literary figures in the play (Julius Caesar).
of Plot - Students will be able to identify the elements of plot in
a short story.
Literary Genres - Students will be able to identify the aspects of
Theory and Social Issues - This lesson looks at criticism and its
Poetry - Students will incorporate the literary devices learned through
the study of other poetry selections.
Elements of Fiction - The learner will study the characteristics of
literary genres through exploring what impact literary elements have on
meaning of the text.
similes and metaphors- Create a simile by filling in the blank.
Symbolism and Allegory - The following lesson is designed to assist
students in identifying and understanding the use of symbolism in literature.
and Storyboards - The purpose of this lesson is to teach the students
how to identify setting, as a literary element.
Story Lesson : High Interest - Frame the reading process and support
students' understanding of the things good readers do before, during,
and after reading.
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.
vs Metaphors - This lesson plan will explain the difference between
metaphors and similes. It will also introduce the literary term of "onomatopoeia".
from Hester- Analysis of characters.
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.
Using Power Point - Expressing Literary Ideas with Technology.
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.
Wheels- Story Wheel is a reading activity designed to help students
practice sequencing skills, summarizing a novel, visualizing story elements,
and recognizing story structure.
5 Literary Elements - To learn about the five elements of literature:
character, setting, plot, theme and point of view.
Little Painter of Sabana Grand - Students will be able to understand
and identify literary elements of realistic fiction.
Children's Literature to Teach Writing: Perfect Pancakes- "Students
will write a how-to essay using Perfect Pancakes by William Wise."
Inferences - Use prior knowledge to connect to the text.
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.
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.
Literature - Through this unit the student will gain an appreciation
for poetry from diverse poets.
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.