Literary Terms

Free! Literary Terms is a comprehensive glossary of words associated with literature. After launching the app, users have access to hundreds of terms, and they can view them by thumbing down the screen or entering key terms into the search box at the top of the screen. When users find a word of interest, they can tap it to view its definition. Instructional Ideas When studying a specific literary genre, time period, or style, teachers can give students a list of term and have them define them using this app. When defining terms, users can paraphrase the term’s definition and…

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A Quick Reference for Literary Terms

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Literary Terms is a comprehensive glossary of words associated with literature. After launching the app, users have access to hundreds of terms, and they can view them by thumbing down the screen or entering key terms into the search box at the top of the screen. When users find a word of interest, they can tap it to view its definition.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When studying a specific literary genre, time period, or style, teachers can give students a list of term and have them define them using this app. When defining terms, users can paraphrase the term’s definition and write a sentence that explains where they can expect to encounter the term.
  2. After students become familiar with this app, teachers can show students a text or an example of a term in literature. Teachers can also provide students with 5-10 terms from this app. Students will be required to deduce which literary term is exemplified by the text or example presented by the teacher. After students identify the term being exemplified, they will have to orally state their rationale.
  3. For a writing activity, students can randomly select a term from this app. Next, using the WPS Office or Polaris app, students can compose a text that embodies or represents the term they selected. When finished, students can compose an additional paragraph that explains the connection between their writing and the term. Students can submit their via email to their teacher for grading or post it to a class website.
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