The Literature Bundle: Save 50% on these 7 Language Arts Mini Lessons

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Here's a great bargain on these newly-updated 7 MicroLessons (mini lessons) for Literature: language arts

  • The Importance of Reading
  • Introducing Literature
  • Determining the Author's Purpose
  • The Elements of Setting
  • Characterization
  • The Elements of Plot
  • How to Summarize

If purchased individually, the total cost of these 7 mini lessons would be $34.65.

The Literature Bundle is now available for the much lower cost of $16.95--a savings of over 50%!

The purpose of the rest of this page is to describe in more detail what comes in The Literature Bundle.

Additionally, links are provided for the purpose of leading you to the free trial version of each MicroLesson. 

New Features Released!

For the first time ever, free trials of all 7 MicroLessons are available in one PDF download. This document contains live links that will open each MicroLesson for preview.

There is also good news for Mac Users. Each of these MicroLessons will run on all of the most-widely used web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. As a result, you may access them from all versions of Mac AND Windows! language arts

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The Importance of Reading

MicroLesson 1
The Importance of Reading
Presentation Time: 24-29 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • recognize that literature is the art of writing and the author is the artist.
  • list the two main genres of literature.
  • recognize that reading is more important today than it was in the past.
  • acknowledge that reading is uniquely human.
  • list at least nine reasons why people read.
  • list at least three benefits derived from reading.
  • demonstrate mastery by correctly responding to 15 true or false statements.

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Introducing Literature

MicroLesson 2
Introducing Literature
Presentation Time: 28-33 min.


Special Note: Distribute copies of the included organizational chart before starting this presentation. 

By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to... 

  • recognize that literature is the art of writing and the author is the artist.
  • generally estimate the number of authors and their readers.
  • list at least two authors for both younger and older readers.
  • define genre, fiction, and nonfiction.
  • use lines and boxes in an organizational chart to show the relationship of genres.
  • demonstrate mastery by correctly responding to 10 multiple choice questions.

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Determining the Author's Purpose

MicroLesson 3
Determining the Author's Purpose
Presentation Time: 20-25 minutes

By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • recognize that the author's purpose is his or her reason for producing a piece of writing.
  • identify three purposes that authors may have.
  • state the question that the reader must ask to determine the author's purpose.
  • correctly determine the author's purpose when presented with 10 sample paragraphs.

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The Elements of Setting

MicroLesson 4
The Elements of Setting
Presentation Time: 22-27 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • recognize that the setting is an element of fiction.
  • identify the three elements of setting.
  • recognize that details about setting can be very general or quite specific.
  • correctly identify the setting in 10 sample selection from short works of fiction.

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Characterization

MicroLesson 5
Characterization
Presentation Time: 20-25 min.

By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • recognize that characters are the people or animals presented in a work of fiction.
  • recognize that characterization is the process of rendering fictional characters as life-like people.
  • identify fiction as a literary work of imagination.
  • generally describe the process of characterization.
  • correctly identify personality traits in 5 short fictional passages.

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The Elements of Plot

MicroLesson 6
The Elements of Plot
Presentation Time: 22-27 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • recognize that the plot in a work of fiction is the series of events in the story.
  • recognize that there is at least one conflict or problem in the plot of a story.
  • define the parts of a plot, including exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
  • correctly identify all parts of a plot in 5 sample stories.

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How to Summarize

MicroLesson 7
How to Summarize
Presentation Time: 27-32 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • describe the purpose and process of summarizing.
  • recognize that a summary is much shorter than the original.
  • list at least six types of writings that can be summarized.
  • identify the most important message of a passage and the unnecessary descriptions and examples that can be removed.
  • recognize that summaries can be too short.
  • demonstrate mastery by correctly responding to ten multiple choice questions.

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Conclusion

Care to save a little time previewing these MicroLessons? Just grab this document which contains all 7 of the preview links for The Literature Bundle. language arts

The full version of The Literature Bundle is exactly the same as the previews, minus those pesky “Free Trial” stamps. Plus, it comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle for each MicroLesson! language arts

Important Note: All of the titles in the Language Arts Presenter series are accessible with any of the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. As a result, these apps are compatible with all versions of both Windows and Mac. language arts

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future MicroLessons, please take a moment to let me know what's on your mindlanguage arts

And, as I often say, best wishes to you and your kids!

Language Arts Presenter: The Literature Bundle by Chad Manis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

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