Lesson Plan

Elements of Fiction and Short Story Unit

This is an introduction to the Short Story and the Elements of Fiction
Jessica H.
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Crosby Middle School
Crosby, United States
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies

Students will learn the basic elements of fiction and how to use close reading in order to increase comprehension of short stories.

English Language Arts
Grades 6 – 8
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Introduction to the Elements of Fiction

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Student Instructions

Watch the YouTube video and take notes.

Watch the EdPuzzle video and take quiz.

2 Powerpoint on the Elements of Fiction with Foldable

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Student Instructions

Watch Prezi and take notes in Interactive Notebook

3 Interactive Practice

Teacher will introduce Close Reading strategies by creating an Anchor Chart

Teacher will read "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin while modeling annotation

Student Instructions

Students will follow along with a paper copy pasted in their Interactive Notebooks and will annotate with close reading strategies.

4 Individual Practice

Activity: Reading

Teacher will hand out Individual Practice passage

Student Instructions

Students will use Anchor Charts and notes to read and analyze a text

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Conversing

Teacher will lead a discussion based on the text and monitor understanding based on discussion

Student Instructions

Students will have conversations with teacher and shoulder partners on what they did in their texts.