Grade: 5th Grade
Subject: Literacy
Literary Devices-Flashbacks
1.3 C Desrcibe how the author uses literary devices to convey meaning.
Standard - 1.3.5.D: Describe how the author uses literary devices to convey meaning (e.g., personification, simile, alliteration, symbolism, metaphor).
Standard - 1.3.5.C: Compare the use of literary elements within and among texts including characters, setting, plot, theme and point of view.
Literary Devices: Ways the author uses text to convey meaning
Flashbacks: a past event that interrupts the normal time sequence of the story

Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
1. To recognize flashbacks within a text.
2. To explain flashbacks in context on a text.
Teacher Objectives-
1. To intrepret literary devices within a text.
2. To desrcibe flashbacks in context to a fictional text.
1. Bud, Bot Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
2. SmartBoard
3. Pencils
4. Worksheets
5. Exit Slips
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

1. Engage the class in a class discussion by asking them to think about a time from the past. This will be used to transition into the vocabulary.
2. Ask students "what is a flashback"
3. Define the vocabulary word "flashback" as a class.

2. Lesson Progression-

1. Students will revistit
chapters 3 and 4 in their Bud, Not Buddy books by Christoper Paul Curtis.
2. As a class, we will find the flaskback that occurs.

3. Guided Practice-

1. Students will come up to the board and write down the components that make this example a flashback..

4. Student Practice-

1. Students will work on a worksheet in their guided reading groups about flashbacks.

5. Learner Accommodations-

Students who complete the worksheet quickly, can write a short story and include an example of a flashback.

Students having difficulty can use a reference sheet with examples to help better understand the topic.

6. Assessment-

1. Observations
2. Worksheet
3. Exit Slip

7. Lesson Closure-

1. Ask the class to define the vocabulary word "flashback"
2. Provide students with an exit slip asking them why flashbacks are important.
Measuring Student Progress-
1. The worksheet
2. The exit slip to provide feedback about the understanding of flashbacks in context to a literary work

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