5 Types of Literary Conflict
Created By:Michael Stencil
Organization/School Name:East Middle School
Type of Lesson:Stand-alone lesson
Type of Schedule:Flexible
Content Area:Language Arts
Content Topic:Conflict in Literature
Scenario:The SL should meet with the Reading/Language Arts (RLA) teachers to determine when this lesson will take place throughout the year. In the literature unit, RLA teachers will teach a lesson introducing the five types of conflict to the students before this lesson takes place. This lesson allows the students to use their prior knowledge and their previewing skills to identify the conflict of many different books. The curricular objectives state that students should be able to identify internal and external types of conflict seen in literature. This lesson will support and extend the learning that took place in the classroom. Following the lesson, teachers may want to create other opportunities for the SL to support other elements in literature.
Overview:Students will identify the five different types of conflict shown in literature through an examination of books. Books will be grouped according to their specific type of conflict, but unlabeled so students will have to use their previous knowledge and previewing skills to identify the type of each group. Essential Question: What are the five basic internal/external conflicts that are found within literature?
Final Product:In a group, students will complete a SL-created handout identifying the conflict type of the literary books found at each station.
Library Lesson:Students will work in a group to draw conclusions based on their prior knowledge and previewing strategies.
Estimated Lesson Time:45 minutes
Have you taught this lesson before:Yes
Strategies for differentiation:Different books could be chosen for students with lower reading skills or even higher reading skills. These books have a variety of levels, but some differentiation could be necessary to help everyone be successful.