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The students that I will be teaching are in the tenth grade and all on
a tenth grade reading level. A group of 23 students: 10 being male
and 13 being female. There are 5 Caucasian students, 5 African
American students, 5 Hispanic students, 5 biracial students, and 3
Five students have mild attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
One student has as orthopedic impairment, cerebral palsy.
One student has a moderate to severe hearing impairment.
The tenth grade students will apply reading skills and strategies to inform, to
perform a task and to read for literacy experience by: identifying and using
grade appropriate essential reading components (phonemic awareness, phonics,
vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, written application) and selecting a wide
variety of literature and diverse media to develop independence as readers
(West Virginia Department of Education) by doing exercises throughout the
week such as: identifying simple symbolic pictures, making up a story with
symbolism in it for the rest of the class to identify, participating in “Draw What
You Hear Activity” for an imagery lesson, and other activities for the students to
be involved hands on in accordance with the literary device that is being taught.
These lessons will be the result that students will be able to understand and
identify the literary devices listed above with 100% accuracy by the end of an 18
week semester (these skills will be taught first because they will be
used/practice throughout the whole semester).
•Freytag’s Pyramid (exposition, rising action, climax, falling
action, catastrophe, denouement)
Each literary device will be defined and examples will be given
Use of Technology
Poster Boards will be used to display each literary device telling the definition and giving
examples for student reference.
Smart Board will be used to display pieces of literature for the class as a whole to identify
Students will be used to play the role of a literary device through a story that their groups will
come up with while the audience (students not performing at the time) will identify.
West Virginia Department of Education. "Teach21 CSO Information ‐ Key Word All CSO Areas.“
Teach21 CSO Information ‐ Key Word All CSO Areas. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Sept. 2013.