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American Folklore: A Jigsaw Character Study

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Groups of students read and discuss American folklore stories, each group reading a different story. Using a jigsaw strategy, the groups compare character traits and main plot points of the stories. A diverse selection of American folk tales is used for this lesson, which is adaptable to any text set.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Literary Elements Map

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Students can map out the key literary elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution as prewriting for their own fiction or as analysis of a text by another author in this secondary-level interactive.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Story Map

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The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Venn Diagram

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This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive