Literary Elements

Here are some activities to assist in the teaching of literary terms, plot structure, and other English-y stuff.

PLOT DIAGRAM CHART

Students can fill in this fun graphic with the stages of the plot diagram:  Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

TEACHING LITERARY TERMS

This presentation outlines many commonly-tested literary elements and gives examples for each one. Also included is a student worksheet for recording the definitions.

SHORT STORY ANALYSIS WORKSHEET

Students can use this worksheet to analyze any short story for literary elements.

IRONY:  SITCOM ANALYSIS WORKSHEET

This activity asks students to analyze a sitcom television show for the different types of irony. (From time to time I will show an episode that demonstrates the types of irony to my class and ask them to fill out the worksheet as we watch.)

CLICHE GAME

Introduce the idea of avoiding cliches with this fun classroom activity.

TEACHING IDIOMS

This presentation uses humorous illustrations to teach idioms.