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Each element is presented in depth with new insight and sparks meaningful discussion.
I would recommend this book to any teacher wanting to find new and engaging methods for teaching literary elements.
Each section contains some great examples of how to introduce and practice these elements in your classroom.
I have been assigned chapters to read, but have found myself reading the entire text. I am a teacher, and have been for almost 20 years, but am learning from this text. Read morePublished 6 months ago by N. Czaja
Outstanding ideas and activities to help kids really understand WHY learning about literary elements is worth their time. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Elisabeth Guimbarda
The writing itself is so-so. It has some pretty cool ideas but I'm not sure that it's enough to take up that much room -- it's a really long book and I was able to skip over a lot... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jessica Weiss
I used this book to teach the literary elements to 5th through 8th graders. They enjoyed the lessons and produced excellent work. Read morePublished 15 months ago by teachinreadin
I wish the handouts in the book were typed so I could use them more easily - a lot of the book is formatted in a way that isn't super accesible. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Optimistic Reader
This is the best book I have seen on literary elements. Each element is presented in depth with new insight and sparks meaningful discussion.Published 21 months ago by Linda E.
This book has proven to be a very valuable resource. I currently teach 7th grade Language Arts and have shared some of the information with my colleagues and we have started using... Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by seh0818