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So the Story Goes: English with Film & Literature
Learning Literary Devices: Middle School Edition
Join me as we investigate a new literary device each week! We will take a closer look at the way in which these devices are used by authors, dig deeper into why they are used, and learn how to better connect to the literature we read.
There are no upcoming classes.
year old learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
50 minutes per class
US Grade 5 - 8
This class series focuses on the literary devices used by writers across genres to help readers connect to the text. Learning about these devices will help students to understand the literature they read on a deeper level and enable them to apply this knowledge to their own writing. Each lesson will begin with a 15-20 minute mini-lesson, followed by a brief discussion where we analyze why authors use that particular device. The learners will then explore the device further by completing...
-Students will improve their understanding of the literary devices used by authors across genres. -Students will learn to better connect and understand the literature they read by thinking critically about the devices used. -Students will be able to apply literary devices to their own creative writing.
Optional homework assignments will be given for the learners to apply the knowledge they gain in class.
Most classes will require a notebook/pencil. All worksheets needed will be provided by the teacher. If the learner prefers to play games like Kahoot on a separate device, then that will also be needed.
I will informally assess learner understanding through questioning, interactive in-class projects, and games.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Meet the teacher
I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed. in Special Education with a level 2 certificate as a Wilson Reading System instructor (a multi-sensory reading/phonics program). I taught second grade through eighth grade over the course of...