1. Topic-
Narration, Conflict, Character, Theme, Recognizing Figurative Writing
2. Content-
Elements of a Short Story
Plot, Setting, Character, Narration, Theme (Basic focus on Figurative Language within writing & Conflict.)
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Recognize the difference between literal and figurative language.
2. Connect the events of a story to real life events and people.
3. Universal themes are themes that we can ALL understand regardless of country, culture, gender or age.
4. Objectives-
Students will:
1. Summarize the ideas of the story using the process given.
2. Recognize the use of metaphoric, comparative and figurative language within a piece.
3. Draw parallels between stories, their own lives, and the lives around them.
5. Materials and Aids-
The Interlopers, Hatfield & McCoy Video (YOUTUBE) "Mending Wall" and Critical Exploration questions & Graphic Organizers
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. WW 14 Intro
2. Quiz over reading
3. Theme Web for Interlopers side.
4. Hatfield & McCoy Video
5. Finish Theme web
6. groups: Compare & Contrast Hatfield & McCoy and "The Interlopers." (Worksheet provided)
7. Discuss figurative & literal language

B. Independent Practice-

1. Students will complete a home assignment reviewing concepts within "The Interlopers"

C. Checking for understanding-

1. Quiz to check for story Comprehension
2. Homework for additional review and Practice

D. Closure-

Hopefully we will have time as a class to discuss "Feuds" and why they can damage families inside and out.
7. Evaluation-
CCR Standard: Reading
Students can (1) "Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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