This huge colorful poster clearly identifies nine important elements of literature: plot, theme, setting, characterization, conflict, mood, style, tone, and point of view. The teacher's guide contains additional information about the elements, teaching suggestions, and related instructional activities.
Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.
This Elements of Poetry, Drama and Prose set is filled with fun, original poems, mini-plays and pieces of prose that your students will enjoy. Lots of variety and great short pieces of literature for 3rd - 5th grades. (TpT Resource)
It's time to focus now the common core literature standards. Using folktales, especially those by author Gerald McDermott, are wonderful resources for teaching story elements such as, main character, setting, problem and solution, etc. Folktales can also be used to teach character analysis and the central message of a story. Come read on my blog how I use these folktales with my third grade students!