Literature Basics: Story Element Analysis Live Class (Fall 2018)


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Fast Facts
  • Class Format: Live
  • Class Starts: August 29, 2018
  • Sessions: 12
  • Meets On: Wednesdays
  • Class Time: 2:30pm Central Time
  • Class Length: 30 minutes
  • Ages: Late Elementary, Middle School
  • Teacher: Mrs. Ginny Lennon

*This class has started, but there’s still time to enroll.  The first class recording can be viewed on the class page once your enrollment is complete.*

Welcome to Literature Basics: Story Element Analysis Live ClassUnderstanding the element of fiction has never been more important than now!  This class is a wonderful introduction to literary analysis in a fun, relaxed method for elementary students or students of any age who have not focused on learning the basic elements of fiction.

The newly revised SAT has changed its writing section to include literary analysis.  It is imperative that students learn to understand the terminology and process of analyzing literature in preparation for the demands of this advance reading and writing expectation in high school.  This class will do just that in a fun and interactive method.

Teaching the Classics (TTC) is Institute for Excellence in Writing’s endorsed product for literature study.  It teaches “structure and style” of literary analysis, using a story chart of the five structural elements of fiction.  Students will learn the five elements of literature individually with the use of children’s picture books, working towards analyzing chapter books with TTC’s story chart.  The story chart is a visual that breaks down a story’s structure while analyzing the stylistic techniques used by the author through Socratic questioning.


Weeks 1 and 2 – Context & Authorship, Setting
Weeks 3 and 4 – Context & Authorship, Plot
Weeks 5 and 6 – Context & Authorship, Conflict (including Climax & Denouement)
Weeks 7 and 8 – Context & Authorship, Characters
Weeks 9 and 10 – Context & Authorship, Theme
Weeks 11 and 12 – Context & Authorship, Story Chart with all 5 Elements

Learn more about TTC method here.

Students do NOT need to purchase any books or materials, and there will not be any homework.  Class will involve students listening to a short story read aloud (with a note sheet provided by instructor) followed by analyzing the story’s respective elements through the answering of Socratic questions posed by the teacher.

This class is a one-semester class only.

This class begins on August 29, 2018, and runs weekly on Wednesday at 2:30pm Central Time through November 28, 2018. There will be no class on October 10th and November 21st.

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Textbook/Workbooks Needed for this Class: None

This class is subject to our Withdrawal and Refund Policy. There will be a $10 cancellation fee to account for the textbook.

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