Explore Elements Of Novel, Story Elements Chart, and more!

This mini book may be used to map any book. Students fill in story elements including characters, setting, point of view, mood, story plot, symbolism, conflict, theme, and important quotes.

This format for pattern book publishing

Engage your students with this end of the year project idea, a  literary theme park. Students will review plot, setting, characters, theme, and symbolism as they design a park based on any short story, novel, or play and then present to the class. Also makes a great summer reading assignment!

End of the Year Project Idea: Literary Theme Park

The Literary Maven: End of the Year Project Idea: Literary Theme Park Use with any story, novel, or play.

Use this free Story Map to teach students about plot organization (Inciting Force, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution, Theme, etc.).  Great example shown with Henry's Freedom Box.

Use this free Story Map to teach students about plot organization (Inciting…

24 task cards. Use these effective and engaging common core aligned task cards with ANY novel or short story to teach your students how to closely analyze literature. This product includes 24 post reading task cards that require students to analyze character, theme, setting, conflict, plot, author's tone, word choice, and much more.  These task cards work perfectly for individual, small group, or whole class assignments, as assessments, or as interactive notebook pages.

Task Cards - Literary Analysis (use with ANY novel or short story)

24 task cards. Use these effective and engaging common core aligned task cards with ANY novel or short story to teach your students how to closely analyze literature. This product includes 24 post reading task cards that require students to analyze character, theme, setting, conflict, plot, author's tone, word choice, and much more. These task cards work perfectly for individual, small group, or whole class assignments, as assessments, or as interactive notebook pages.

Wanting a graphic organizer to help your students compare/contrast the setting, plot, and theme? That is exactly why I created this graphic organizer. It fits the Common Core RL.3.9 standard well, but can also be used for 2nd-5th grades if needed.

Wanting a graphic organizer to help your students compare/contrast the setting, plot, and theme? That is exactly why I created this graphic organizer. It fits the Common Core standard well, but can also be used for grades if needed.

Character Traits-Character Map...great one! Also has a page full of adjectives about character!!

Character traits map - graphic organizer for focus on understanding character development

Hundreds of FREE short passages for students in grades 5-12, organized by theme. Each comes with questions for students and a guide for teachers. http://www.CommonLit.org

Finding reading passages for ELA

This theme topic handout is included in the Themes in Literature Unit by The Teacher Next Door. Finding themes in literature becomes easier with practice and soon your students will be seeing themes in every book. Fun!

Themes in Literature for 4th and 5th Grade | Theme

This handout is included in the themes in literature. Finding themes in literature becomes easier with practice and this worksheey will help the students notice the themes in every book.

Ideas for Teaching Theme (and a couple freebies!)

Ideas for Teaching Theme (and a couple freebies

Theme is an abstract concept, making it hard to teach. These relatable and authentic ideas for teaching theme will have your students mastering in no time!

Hundreds of FREE short passages for students in grades 5-12, organized by theme. Each comes with questions for students and a guide for teachers. www.CommonLit.org

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