Literature Skills Posters - 4/Set
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Literature Skills Posters - 4/Set

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Use these posters to teach your students literature information including clear definitions of genres, elements, and forms of figurative language.

Set includes:

Literary Genres
  • Mystery:  A story involving a puzzling crime or another suspenseful event.
  • Science Fiction:  A story in which science is used to create an extraordinary plot.
  • Fantasy:  A story with characters and events that could not exist in real life and have no basis in science.
  • Historical Fiction:  A made-up story that takes place during an actual time in history.
  • Drama:  A story designed to be acted out.
  • Realistic Fiction:  A story set in the present and involving events that could actually happen.
  • Adventure:  A story that involves dangerous or daring events.
  • Folktale:  A story that was originally told rather than written down.
  • Poetry:  Writing in which the meaning and sound of words are especially important.
  • Nonfiction:  Factual writing that informs a reader about a topic.

Elements of Literature
  • Plot:  The events that occur in a story.
  • Theme:  The central idea or lesson about life a story conveys.
  • Setting:  Where and when a story takes place.
  • Characterization:  The development of the characters in a story.
  • Conflict:  A struggle or problem a character must overcome.
  • Mood:  The feeling a reader gets from a story.
  • Style:  The way an author uses language to write a story.
  • Tone:  The author's voice or attitude about what he or she writes.
  • Point of View:  Who the narrator is and what information he or she provides.
  • Foreshadowing:  The use of clues to suggest what will happen later in a story.

Figurative Language
  • Metaphor:  A comparison that does not include the words like or as.
  • Simile:  A comparison that includes the words like or as.
  • Hyperbole:  Extreme exaggeration used to make a point.
  • Personification:  The act of giving human qualities to animals or inanimate objects.
  • Idiom:  An expression whose meaning is different from the meanings of its individual words.
  • Symbol:  An object that represents an idea.
  • Onomatopoeia:  A word whose sound suggests its meaning.
  • Understatement:  A statement that is weakened in order to convey a stronger meaning.
  • Alliteration:  The repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of words.
  • Cliché :  An overused or predictable expression.

Why Read Literature?
  • To learn about new places
  • To learn about other people
  • To learn about the past or imagine the future
  • To learn about new topics and ideas
  • To experience other points of view
  • To learn about yourself
  • To develop your imagination
  • To exercise your brain
  • To become a better writer
  • To have fun
Series:  Skills Enhancement
Construction:  Paper
Dimensions:  17"H x 22"W
Grade Level:  4-9

Set includes:
  • 4 Posters
  • 4 Reproducible activity sheets
  • Teacher's guide
Shipping Method:  Ground

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