Sixteen engaging lessons motivate students to master PowerPoint presentations and show what they have learned about literary elements in the fiction and nonfiction books they read. Each classroom-tested and easy-to-create activity includes teacher tips to introduce and guide students’ work, reproducible student direction pages, and sample PowerPoint activities that provide a model—and make teaching a snap. Lesson topics include character, plot, setting, point of view, theme, foreshadowing, flashback, metaphor, mood, and seven more!
Character Qualities: Have students select a character trait and name fictional characters as well as historical people who possess this character quality. Students must always provide examples to support their analysis. For example, for “courage” students could include George Washington, Ruby Bridges, Sally Ride, Anne Frank, and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games series!