Literary Vocabulary, Understanding Plot Lesson Part I
Students will be able to define common literary terms.
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Tell students that today they are going to be learning about common literary terms.
- Ask students if they remember any of these terms. Write the terms they remember on the board.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)
- On the board, write down the first vocabulary term and definition from the Talking About Literature section of the workbook, action.
- Alternatively, pass out the workbooks now to so students can read along.
- Now choose a student to act out about 30 seconds of an action from your recent class read.
- Repeat this process with the next one or two terms.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (20 minutes)
- Pass out workbooks.
- Have students break up into small groups.
- Instruct each group to read and discuss the vocabulary terms together.
Independent Working Time (20 minutes)
- Have students return to their own desks and complete the crossword puzzle on page 6 of the workbook.
- Enrichment: Students in need of enrichment may create posters or anchor charts to show literary vocabulary terms.
- Support: Students in need of support may have small group or one-on-one time with the teacher. Students in need of support may create artwork or anchor charts depicting terms that are proving difficult for them to grasp.
Assessment (5 minutes)
- Students will turn in their individually completed crossword puzzles for assessment.
Review and Closing (5 minutes)
- Ask students to put away their workbooks.
- Now ask them review questions: Some questions might include things like vocabulary definitions, the word that goes with the definition, or even what stories they can think of that showcase certain vocabulary words.