Add depth and complexity to your instruction with these Critical Thinking Literature/Reading Task Cards. These task cards are perfect for any fiction reading materials: novels, short stories, anthologies! Prepare to hear some amazing discussion in your classroom! $
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.