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A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print


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Language Arts Curriculum Standards
3001 - English I

Internet Resources
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
8.1 | 8.2 | 8.3 | 8.4 | 8.5 | 8.6 | 8.7 | 8.8 | 8.9 | 8.10 | 8.11 | 8.12 | 8.13 | 8.14 | 8.15 | 8.16 | 8.17 | 8.18 | 8.19
Analyze the setting, plot, theme, characterization, and narration of classic and contemporary short stories and novels.
3001.8.1
  1. Analyzing the setting - graphic organizer for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. Fiction, Setting the Story - learn how authors manipulate time and space, mood, and spatial order in descriptions of settings A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Interactive Plot Creator - Scroll to the middle of the page. Press the buttons for a setting, a character and a conflict, then write using this interactive writing prompt. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Setting Plot and Theme - lesson and quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. The Short Story: Read to Write-Setting - lesson and activities [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  6. Story Map - The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in pre-writing and post-reading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsStory Stew - Lesson plan to introduce story elements. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Walk Two Moons: An Integrated Unit - integrated study combining setting, theme, point of view, character, and plot with geography and geometry A lesson plan can be found at this site
Demonstrate understanding of non-linear plot progressions.
3001.8.2
  1. Writing a Branching Story Using Excel - a step by step module on writing with Excel - this type of story can be used for predicting events
    1. Billy Bear - [sample of a branching story] a simple story with several possible endings depending on the decisions a reader makes [in the form of an Excel workbook] This is an Excel workbook to download
    2. The Town Witch - [sample of a branching story] a story with several possible endings depending on the decisions a reader makes [in the form of an Excel workbook] This is an Excel workbook to download
  2. The World's Greatest Contralto by Babette Albin - As you read the story, write your questions and ideas about it on another sheet of paper. Then complete the next page.
Analyze how plot structures (e.g., conflict, resolution, climax, and subplots) function and advance action.
3001.8.3
  1. Conflict - very good short article on the differences between internal and external conflict
  2. Conflict - this WIkipedia atricle describes seven types of conflict in literature
  3. Conflict and Tension - brief description of various types of conflict
  4. A PowerPoint show related to this standardConflict in Literature - (designed for 9th grade) [31 slides] this show includes two short interactive quizzes which follow explanations of internal and external conflict This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  5. Conflict is the essence of Drama - article with the different types of conflict
  6. Developing Conflict - article about the different kinds of conflict in a fictional story
  7. Elements of a Plot - Quia quiz - matching This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Elements of a Plot - Quia quiz - fill in the blank This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Elements of a Plot - Quia quiz - matching This site includes questions for your students to check their understandingPlot Chart - chart the plot with this graphic organizer An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  10. The Great Kapok Tree: Teaching About Conflict in Literature - lesson plan from Education World for grades 6-8 A lesson plan can be found at this site
  11. Literature - Conflict - Decide which kind of conflict each item describes quiz with ten multiple-choice questions [you can take the quiz without entering an email address] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Literature Terms: Conflict - this page points out the difference between internal and external conflict
  13. Plot Development - article with example of how a plot is developed This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  14. Plot diagram - interactive tool to chart a circle plot - demonstration of how to use this tool given This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Plot Diagram - interactive tool to chart beginning to ending of plot - demonstration of how to use this tool given This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  16. Plot Outline - graphic chart for students
  17. The Three Master Recipes of Fiction - three different types of conflict in fiction
  18. Using Excel to Make a Plot Tension Graph - step by step directions on using Excel to make a plot tension graph A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
Analyze the role and function of characters and determine ways in which the author reveals those characters.
3001.8.4
  1. Character Development - Test Tutor - think about what the characters think, say and do and answer questions.
  2. The Craft of Short Fiction: Character - short article about the types of characters in a story
  3. Methods of Characterization - graphic chart for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  4. Personality profile - use this article as a guide to character personalities
  5. Story Character Homepage - This lesson involves collaborative work, deep analysis of a character, and integration of technology A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. What a Character! - unit plan; Explore characters created by authors and identify personality traits. Apply these ideas to their own characters using language skills identified to convey these traits. [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
Analyze the moral dilemmas in works of literature, as revealed by characters’ motivation and behavior.
3001.8.5
  1. Building Characters Through Adversity - article about moral dilemmas
  2. Creating Honest Characters - article on the understanding of character behavior
  3. Definitions and Concepts on Ethical Analysis - explanations of terms
  4. Moral Dilemma Discussion - goal of this learning unit is to develop adolescents' moral-democratic competencies, in particular their ability to act upon commonly shared ideals or principles A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Moral Dilemmas - This is an archive of moral and ethical discussion starters from the case files of Charis Denison. We add a new one each month
  6. Reader's Workshop: "It's a Dilemma!" - lesson plan to be adapted A lesson plan can be found at this site
Identify ways that the plot shapes the character and presentation of moral dilemmas in increasingly complex texts.
3001.8.6
 
Identify how setting and changes in setting can affect the literary elements (e.g., plot, character, theme, tone) in texts.
3001.8.7
  1. Analyzing the setting - graphic organizer for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. Fiction, Setting the Story - learn how authors manipulate time and space, mood, and spatial order in descriptions of settings A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Interactive Plot Creator - Scroll to the middle of the page. Press the buttons for a setting, a character and a conflict, then write using this interactive writing prompt. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Setting Plot and Theme - lesson and quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. The Short Story: Read to Write-Setting - lesson and activities [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  6. Story Map - The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in pre-writing and post-reading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsStory Stew - Lesson plan to introduce story elements. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Walk Two Moons: An Integrated Unit - integrated study combining setting, theme, point of view, character, and plot with geography and geometry A lesson plan can be found at this site
Analyze the narration and point of view in increasingly complex texts in which the narrator and point of view shift with multiple characters acting as narrators.
3001.8.8
  1. Author's Purpose and Point of View - pre test - answers on next web page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Author's Purpose and Point of View - post test - answers on next web page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Characters and Point of View - The point of view (how you choose to tell your story) determines the voice of your writing.
  4. Critical Literacy: Point of View - lesson plan helps students look at the author's purpose and viewpoint, and also recognize gaps in the text - Extension activities include debating a fairy tale using different character viewpoints. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" - by Langston Hughes - lesson plan - gain understanding on interpreting author's viewpoint, figurative language, historical perspective, cultural perspective A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Point of View - exploring point of view This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Point of View - definition of point of view
  8. Point of View Exercise - use this as a whole class activity
  9. Point of View Quiz - Decide if each sentence is written in first person or third person point of view. [Caution: may be too cute for eighth grade students.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Purpose and Point of View - Choose the correct answer for each question. self checking. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Point of View; Third Person - lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  12. Point of View and Why it is important - Ian Bone An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  13. Point of View - Two Heads Aren't Always Better Than One - suggestions regarding choosing a point of view for your writing
  14. Point of View - Beginning Writer's Craft ( free web host - may be blocked by some school filters)
Explain the impact of the author’s choice of a particular point of view(s).
3001.8.9
 
Demonstrate understanding that form relates to meaning (e.g., compare a poem, an essay, and a novel on the same theme or topic).
3001.8.10
 
Recognize and identify the characteristics of lyric poetry, blank verse, free verse, epic, sonnet, dramatic poetry, and ballad.
3001.8.11
  1. A PowerPoint show related to this standardAn Overview of Poetry - a comprehensive show on the topic of rhythm and rhyme
  2. Analyzing Poetry Tips - The elements of analyzing poetry listed at this site will help you identify the meaning through its parts and give a sense of interpreting a poem.
  3. What is the difference between a nonfiction text and a fiction text? - charts showing characteristics of both fiction and nonfiction [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
Identify, analyze, and evaluate the effect and use of metrics, rhyme scheme (e.g., end, internal, slant, eye), rhythm, alliteration, and other conventions of verse in more challenging poetry (including poetic forms such as lyric, blank verse, epic, sonnet, dramatic poetry).
3001.8.12
  1. Analyzing Poetry Tips - The elements of analyzing poetry listed at this site will help you identify the meaning through its parts and give a sense of interpreting a poem.
  2. Distinctive Devices: Discover the Secrets behind Poe's Poetry - find evidence of poetic devices in Edgar Allen Poe's, "The Raven" A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Does Slant Rhyme with Can't? - article with examples of Slant Rhyme
  4. Figurative Language - definitions of several types of figurative language from Mr. Donn
  5. Free Verse - lesson plan - worksheets to go along with lesson A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Half rhyme - definition and examples
  7. Literary Terms - 23 short-answer questions, hints are available This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Literary Terms - Word Document - can be adapted [designed for grade 11] This is an MS Word document This link includes something for the teacher to print
  9. Literary Terms Quiz - a quiz on 40 useful literary terms This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Literary Terms Quiz - 26 multiple choice questions in this Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Literary Terms Quiz - seven multiple-choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Oral Practice to Use with Response Cards - a 3 page Word document - to be read aloud, giving students practice with alliteration, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, and more A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsPoetic Devices - a classroom sign about the forms of poetic devices [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  14. The Raven's Rhymes - mini lesson showing internal rhyme schemes examples using "The Raven"
  15. Sound Devices - article with examples and explanations [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
Identify and analyze elements of literary drama (e.g., dramatic irony, dialogue, soliloquy, monologue, aside).
3001.8.13
  1. Critical Concepts - Dramatic Irony
  2. Critical Concepts - Verbal Irony
  3. Dictionary of Symbolism - students look up objects of symbolism and see how it is used in literature.
  4. Mr. Bailey's Literary Terms Quiz - ten multiple choice questions - keep track of your answers, the answer page gives answers but does not tell you if you were right or wrong This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsWriting a Flashback and Flash-Forward Story Using Movies and Texts as Models - Students are introduced to examples of these devices through the film The Sandlot and/or illustrated books. Students are then asked to create a story that contains both flashback and flash-forward. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Using Eudora Welty's The Ponder Heart to illustrate verbal and situational irony A lesson plan can be found at this site
Identify, analyze, and evaluate the development of the theme(s) of a literary text.
3001.8.14
  1. Common Themes in Literature - list of a few common themes in literature An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. Setting Plot and Theme - lesson and quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Theme - lesson and activity on how to find themes
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsWriting about Theme - lesson plan - format could be adapted to another story A lesson plan can be found at this site
Identify, analyze, and evaluate the development of similar or contrasting themes across two or more literary texts of varying complexity.
3001.8.15
  1. Aesop's Fables - Two versions of each story to compare and contrast.
  2. Analyzing Poetry Tips - The elements of analyzing poetry listed at this site will help you identify the meaning through its parts and give a sense of interpreting a poem.
  3. Common Themes in Literature - list of a few common themes in literature An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  4. Compare and Contrast Activities - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  5. Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  6. Comparing and Contrasting Fables - apply literal, interpretive, and critical thinking skills to two versions of a fable. They will then draw a cartoon to illustrate the moral of one of the fables they read.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Enchanting Readers with Revisionist Fairy Tales - students will read three examples of literature in which common fairy tale themes are revised and then compare and contrast them thematically and in terms of form. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Once Upon a Genre - Unit Plan - compare and contrast fairy tales
  9. A Variety of Unwise Characters - explore the common elements of folk tales and tall tales, while learning how these tales built the spirit of American people A lesson plan can be found at this site
Analyze literary texts to identify the author’s attitudes, viewpoints, and beliefs and to compare these to the larger historical context of the texts.
3001.8.16
  1. Author's Purpose - read A Winning Breakfast and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Author's Purpose - read Save the Wilbur and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Author's Purpose and Point of View - class quiz to be printed This link includes something for the teacher to print This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Author's Purpose and Tone of Voice - focuses on strategies to use with students to increase their ability to discern tone and offers opportunities to practice those skills.
  5. Author's Purpose Interactive Practice Sites - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  6. Author's Purpose Worksheets and PowerPoint Shows - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  7. Characters and Point of View - The point of view (how you choose to tell your story) determines the voice of your writing.
  8. Critical Literacy: Point of View - lesson plan helps students look at the author's purpose and viewpoint, and also recognize gaps in the text - Extension activities include debating a fairy tale using different character viewpoints. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Point of View - exploring point of view This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Point of View - definition of point of view
  11. Point of View Quiz - Read each group of sentences. Decide if it is written in first person or third person point of view. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Point of View and Why it is important - Ian Bone - An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  13. Point of View Exercise - use this as a whole class activity
  14. Point of View - Third Person - lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  15. Point of View - Two Heads Aren't Always Better Than One - suggestions regarding choosing a point of view for your writing
  16. Point of View - Beginning Writer's Craft ( free web host - may be blocked by some school filters)
  17. Point of View - Types of Point of View; explanations of each type This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  18. Point of View - point of view and perspective - lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  19. Test Tutor - author's purpose and perspective This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  20. Why are you Writing? - interactive lesson on purpose and audience This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  21. Writing Guide: Audience - Recognize that different readers can best understand different messages
Identify and analyze the use of literary elements such as allegory, paradox, satire, and foreshadowing.
3001.8.17
  1. Allegorical Painting - examples of allegorical paintings
  2. Allegory in Painting - lesson plan which could be adapted [designed for grades 9-12] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. More than a Metaphor - Allegory and the Art of Persuasion - lesson plan which could be adapted [designed for grades 9-12] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. What is an Allegory? - [scroll down past the ads] explanation with many literary examples
Recognize and interpret figures of speech in all literary genres (e.g., metaphor, simile, personification, allusion).
3001.8.18
  1. A one-page handout giving examples of each poetic device [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA Fun Way to Teach Similes - a lesson idea from Bruce Lansky A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Alliteration or Simile? - Choose whether each statement is an alliterative phrase, simile or neither. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Bud, Not Buddy - quizzes on similes and metaphors Matching | Flashcards | Concentration This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Do you know your metaphors? - drag words to make a metaphor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Do you know your similes? - drag the nouns to complete a Simile (Refresh the page to get a new set.)
  7. Figurative Language - [scroll down below the ad] terms, definitions, and an example
  8. Figurative Language Quiz - alliteration, similes and metaphors, personification, connotation and imagery This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Literary Devices Quizzes - similes, metaphors, personification, slang/dialect and allusions - Matching | Concentration | Flashcards This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMetaphor Lists - a selection of metaphors by category, complete with sample usage and interpretation
  11. Metaphor Battleship Quiz - Quia quiz using the Battleship game format This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Metaphor Quiz - a five-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Metaphor Quiz - a ten-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Metaphor Quiz - to print This link includes something for the teacher to print
  15. Poetry writing practice web [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  16. Practicing onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme, simile and metaphor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    1. Word Play 1 | Word Play 2 | Word Play 3 | Word Play 4 | Word Play 5 | Word Play
  17. Simile lesson - with a printable quiz This link includes something for the teacher to print
  18. Similes and Metaphors - Identify the comparison in each sentence as a simile or a metaphor [ignore the email address blank]. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Identify and analyze biblical, classical, historical, and literary allusions.
3001.8.19
  1. Essays - read these examples and recognize the allusions
    1. Dover Beach - Matthew Arnold
    2. A Grand Compromise - by James P. Pinkerton
    3. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
    4. I Have A Dream - Martin Luther King, Jr
  2. Allusions in prose and poetry - explanation with examples
  3. Allusion in Poetry - explanation and examples
  4. Literary Devices Quizzes - similes, metaphors, personification, slang/dialect and allusions - Matching | Concentration | Flashcards This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

State Performance Indicators
8.1 | 8.2 | 8.3 | 8.4 | 8.5 | 8.6 | 8.7 | 8.8 | 8.9 | 8.10 | 8.11 | 8.12 | | 8.14

Identify simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, alliteration, or personification in poetry or prose.
SPI 3001.8.1
  1. A one-page handout giving examples of each poetic device [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA Fun Way to Teach Similes - a lesson idea from Bruce Lansky A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Alliteration or Simile? - Choose whether each statement is an alliterative phrase, simile or neither. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Bud, Not Buddy - quizzes on similes and metaphors Matching | Flashcards | Concentration This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Do you know your metaphors? - drag words to make a metaphor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Do you know your similes? - drag the nouns to complete a Simile (Refresh the page to get a new set.)
  7. Figurative Language - [scroll down below the ad] terms, definitions, and an example
  8. Figurative Language Quiz - alliteration, similes and metaphors, personification, connotation and imagery This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Literary Devices Quizzes - similes, metaphors, personification, slang/dialect and allusions - Matching | Concentration | Flashcards This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMetaphor Lists - a selection of metaphors by category, complete with sample usage and interpretation
  11. Metaphor Battleship Quiz - Quia quiz using the Battleship game format This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Metaphor Quiz - a five-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Metaphor Quiz - a ten-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Metaphor Quiz - to print This link includes something for the teacher to print
  15. Poetry writing practice web [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  16. Practicing onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme, simile and metaphor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    1. Word Play 1 | Word Play 2 | Word Play 3 | Word Play 4 | Word Play 5 | Word Play
  17. Simile lesson - with a printable quiz This link includes something for the teacher to print
  18. Similes and Metaphors - Identify the comparison in each sentence as a simile or a metaphor [ignore the email address blank]. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Differentiate among verbal, situational, and dramatic irony.
SPI 3001.8.2
  1. Critical Concepts - Dramatic Irony
  2. Critical Concepts - Verbal Irony
  3. Dictionary of Symbolism - students look up objects of symbolism and see how it is used in literature.
  4. Mr. Bailey's Literary Terms Quiz - ten multiple choice questions - keep track of your answers, the answer page gives answers but does not tell you if you were right or wrong This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsWriting a Flashback and Flash-Forward Story Using Movies and Texts as Models - Students are introduced to examples of these devices through the film The Sandlot and/or illustrated books. Students are then asked to create a story that contains both flashback and flash-forward. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Using Eudora Welty's The Ponder Heart to illustrate verbal and situational irony A lesson plan can be found at this site
Identify an author’s point of view (i.e., first person, third person limited, third person omniscient).
SPI 3001.8.3
  1. Author's Purpose and Point of View - pre test - answers on next web page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Author's Purpose and Point of View - post test - answers on next web page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Characters and Point of View - The point of view (how you choose to tell your story) determines the voice of your writing.
  4. Critical Literacy: Point of View - lesson plan helps students look at the author's purpose and viewpoint, and also recognize gaps in the text - Extension activities include debating a fairy tale using different character viewpoints. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" - by Langston Hughes - lesson plan - gain understanding on interpreting author's viewpoint, figurative language, historical perspective, cultural perspective A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Point of View - exploring point of view This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Point of View - definition of point of view
  8. Point of View Exercise - use this as a whole class activity
  9. Point of View Quiz - Decide if each sentence is written in first person or third person point of view. [Caution: may be too cute for eighth grade students.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Purpose and Point of View - Choose the correct answer for each question. self checking. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Point of View; Third Person - lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  12. Point of View and Why it is important - Ian Bone An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  13. Point of View - Two Heads Aren't Always Better Than One - suggestions regarding choosing a point of view for your writing
  14. Point of View - Beginning Writer's Craft ( free web host - may be blocked by some school filters)
Identify how the author reveals character (i.e., what the author tells us, what the other characters say about him or her, what the character does, what the character says, what the character thinks).
SPI 3001.8.4
  1. Building Characters Through Adversity - article about moral dilemmas
  2. Character Development - article on how to develop character within a story
  3. Character Development - Test Tutor - think about what the characters think, say and do and answer questions.
  4. Character Sketch - lesson plan that could be adapted A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Character Traits - lesson plan that could be adapted A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. The Craft of Short Fiction: Character - short article about the types of characters in a story
  7. Creating Honest Characters - article on the understanding of character behavior
  8. Methods of Characterization - graphic chart for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  9. Personality profile - use this article as a guide to character personalities
  10. Story Character Homepage - This lesson involves collaborative work, deep analysis of a character, and integration of technology A lesson plan can be found at this site
  11. What a Character! - unit plan; Explore characters created by authors and identify personality traits. Apply these ideas to their own characters using language skills identified to convey these traits. [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
Determine the significance/meaning of a symbol in poetry or prose.
SPI 3001.8.5
  1. A PowerPoint show related to this standardAn Overview of Poetry - a comprehensive show on the topic of rhythm and rhyme
  2. Analyzing Poetry Tips - The elements of analyzing poetry listed at this site will help you identify the meaning through its parts and give a sense of interpreting a poem.
  3. What is the difference between a nonfiction text and a fiction text? - charts showing characteristics of both fiction and nonfiction [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
Identify standard literary elements (i.e., allegory, parable, paradox, parody, satire, foreshadowing).
SPI 3001.8.6
  1. Allegorical Painting - examples of allegorical paintings
  2. Allegory in Painting - lesson plan which could be adapted [designed for grades 9-12] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. More than a Metaphor - Allegory and the Art of Persuasion - lesson plan which could be adapted [designed for grades 9-12] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. What is an Allegory? - [scroll down past the ads] explanation with many literary examples
Differentiate between mood and tone in poetry or prose.
SPI 3001.8.7
 
Determine the impact of setting on literary elements (i.e., plot, character, theme, tone.)
SPI 3001.8.8
  1. Analyzing the setting - graphic organizer for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. Fiction, Setting the Story - learn how authors manipulate time and space, mood, and spatial order in descriptions of settings A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Interactive Plot Creator - Scroll to the middle of the page. Press the buttons for a setting, a character and a conflict, then write using this interactive writing prompt. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Setting Plot and Theme - lesson and quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. The Short Story: Read to Write-Setting - lesson and activities [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  6. Story Map - The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in pre-writing and post-reading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsStory Stew - Lesson plan to introduce story elements. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Walk Two Moons: An Integrated Unit - integrated study combining setting, theme, point of view, character, and plot with geography and geometry A lesson plan can be found at this site
Identify the common theme in a series of passages.
SPI 3001.8.9
  1. Common Themes in Literature - list of a few common themes in literature An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. Setting Plot and Theme - lesson and quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Theme - lesson and activity on how to find themes
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsWriting about Theme - lesson plan - format could be adapted to another story A lesson plan can be found at this site
Demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate use of sound and metric devices (i.e., rhyme (internal, slant), rhythm, repetition, alliteration, onomatopoeia).
SPI 3001.8.10
  1. Analyzing Poetry Tips - The elements of analyzing poetry listed at this site will help you identify the meaning through its parts and give a sense of interpreting a poem.
  2. Distinctive Devices: Discover the Secrets behind Poe's Poetry - find evidence of poetic devices in Edgar Allen Poe's, "The Raven" A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Does Slant Rhyme with Can't? - article with examples of Slant Rhyme
  4. Figurative Language - definitions of several types of figurative language from Mr. Donn
  5. Free Verse - lesson plan - worksheets to go along with lesson A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Half rhyme - definition and examples
  7. Literary Terms - 23 short-answer questions, hints are available This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Literary Terms - Word Document - can be adapted [designed for grade 11] This is an MS Word document This link includes something for the teacher to print
  9. Literary Terms Quiz - a quiz on 40 useful literary terms This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Literary Terms Quiz - 26 multiple choice questions in this Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Literary Terms Quiz - seven multiple-choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Oral Practice to Use with Response Cards - a 3 page Word document - to be read aloud, giving students practice with alliteration, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, and more A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsPoetic Devices - a classroom sign about the forms of poetic devices [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  14. The Raven's Rhymes - mini lesson showing internal rhyme schemes examples using "The Raven"
  15. Sound Devices - article with examples and explanations [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of lyric poetry, blank verse, free verse, epics, sonnets, dramatic poetry, and ballads.
SPI 3001.8.11
  1. A PowerPoint show related to this standardAn Overview of Poetry - a comprehensive show on the topic of rhythm and rhyme
  2. Analyzing Poetry Tips - The elements of analyzing poetry listed at this site will help you identify the meaning through its parts and give a sense of interpreting a poem.
  3. What is the difference between a nonfiction text and a fiction text? - charts showing characteristics of both fiction and nonfiction [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
Identify the elements of drama (i.e., stage directions, dialogue, soliloquy, monologue, aside).
SPI 3001.8.12
  1. An exploration of Physical Theatre - lessons and activity [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  2. Stage directions poem - helps students remember terminology An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsStage Directions - The stage can be divided up into fifteen playing areas An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
Locate words or phrases in a passage that provide historical or cultural cues.
SPI 3001.8.13
  1. Cavalier Poetry and Drama - introduction to the literary movement that flourished from 1625 to 1649
  2. Eighteenth-century English and English-American society - the ways in which people interacted with one another reflected their relative social positions
  3. Gothic, Novel, and Romance: Brief Definitions - explanations and examples of these types of literature.
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsThe Metaphysical Poets - a study guide to be used as a way in to the study of metaphysical poetry
  5. Proverbs Around the World - Analyze information and assess meaning from prior knowledge - Print this sheet and have group discussions on meanings. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  6. The Role of Oral Tradition - These traditions account for the ways things are and often the way they should be, and assist people in educating the young and teaching important lessons about the past and about life
  7. Seven directions: Making connections between literature and American Indian history - lesson plan; uses picture books to integrate American Indian culture and belief systems with language and visual arts A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. The Works of Robert Herrick - poems to be read online
Identify classical and literary allusions in context.
SPI 3001.8.14
  1. Essays - read these examples and recognize the allusions
    1. Dover Beach - Matthew Arnold
    2. A Grand Compromise - by James P. Pinkerton
    3. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
    4. I Have A Dream - Martin Luther King, Jr
  2. Allusions in prose and poetry - explanation with examples
  3. Allusion in Poetry - explanation and examples
  4. Literary Devices Quizzes - similes, metaphors, personification, slang/dialect and allusions - Matching | Concentration | Flashcards This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

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