Short Story Elements
The 7 you need to know!
The Big question we will be answering is: How do literary elements support the reader in understanding and interpreting the story?
LA 10.1.6 Comprehension: Students will construct meaning by applying prior knowledge, using text information, and monitoring comprehension while reading increasingly complex grade-level literary and informational text.
LA 10.1.6.b Analyze and evaluate the relationships between elements of a literary text (e.g, characterization, setting, plot development, internal and external conflict, inferred and recurring themes, point of view, tone, and mood).
We will be using a variety of strategies to learn including: Think-Pair-Share,Expert Jigsaw, Text Tagging, RAFT, Graphic Organizers, Corners, Free Writes, 6 Word Story
Each day we will focus in on one specific element and explore it together to gain a deeper understanding!
Objective: Students will be able to identify traits about characters within the text (The Fall of the House of Usher) and provide textual evidence to support their claims.
-First I had students define characterization in their own words.
-Next pairs of students were assigned a character from the story and filled out a characterization graphic organizer.
-Then independently students worked to create a Facebook page for their specific character, referring back to their graphic organizer for details to incorporate.