Knowledge and understanding of literary devices is vital for any high school student. Tired of the same old drill? Looking for a way to change things up? These visual notes will help do just that. Students can color and/or add additional doodles while taking notes, thereby activating both sides of their brains, leading to better retention.
There are three versions of the student handouts:
✧ Version A: This version is best suited for students who struggle with note-taking. Most of the information is provided, allowing the student to focus on only writing down a few points.
✧ Version B: This version is best suited for students who may need some scaffolding but are able to take longer and more detailed notes than students who use Version A. Students will complete definitions and additional notes, as well as some examples.
✧ Version C: This version is best suited for students who require no scaffolding when taking notes. With this version, students will complete definitions and additional notes as well as most examples.
Also included is a PowerPoint presentation that can be used to review the literary devices with your students. This presentation includes all information needed for completing the visual notes, with the exception of the “More Examples” spots; these spots are left open to allow teachers to interject specific examples from texts that either have been or will be read during the term or from other sources relevant to their students’ lives (favorite songs, tv shows, movies, etc.).