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Poetry-based lessons and engaging activities presented by poet and teacher Paul Janeczko. Students will gain a solid understanding of key literary elements, including: * character * setting * theme * plot * metaphor * simile * and more!
Three master educators and literature experts just made planning reading instruction much easier--and learning literary elements more engaging. This resource compiles more than 100 annotations of new and classic picture books that model the use of key literary elements and appeal to grades 4-8 students. Organized by eight key literary elements--setting, point of view, plot, characterization, theme, foreshadowing, flashback, and figurative language--each section includes an introduction to the literary element, an annotated list of books describing why they work well for the selected literary element, and two literary-element-focused lessons on specific books. For use with Grades 4-8.
It's all about the pictures. When student writers rely primarily on vague statements, adjectives, and adverbs, their writing doesn't score well on tests, and worse, sounds generic, voiceless, and dull. Creating vivid pictures is the key to good writing. In this book, a teacher/writer/cartoonist provides tools for helping students write about people, places, events, and even abstractions so that their readers can see, hear, smell, touch, and taste their topics. The author demonstrates ways to use figurative language, movie techniques, moment-by-moment narration, hypothetical scenarios, and dialogue to make any kind of writing come alive on the page. For use with Grades 5 & Up.