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English Language Arts - 7th

Exploring Literary Devices: Creating a Storyboard

Title: Exploring Literary Devices: Creating a Storyboard

Compliance: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Grade 7

Subject: English Language Arts

Summary: This activity engages students in exploring various literary devices by creating a storyboard for a short story.

Topic: Exploring Literary Devices through Storyboarding

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and analyze literary devices in a short story
  • Create a storyboard to visually represent the elements of a story
  • Apply knowledge of literary devices to enhance storytelling


This activity will be conducted in a collaborative and hands-on approach, allowing students to actively engage with the content. Students will work individually or in small groups to create a storyboard for a short story of their choice.


  • Short stories (print or digital)
  • Storyboard templates (paper or digital)
  • Art supplies (markers, colored pencils, etc.)
  • Computers or tablets (optional)


  1. Introduce the concept of literary devices to the students, providing examples and explanations for each device.
  2. Allow students to choose a short story from a provided selection or from their own reading materials.
  3. Explain the purpose of storyboarding and how it can visually represent the elements of a story.
  4. Provide storyboard templates or guide students in creating their own templates on paper or digitally.
  5. Instruct students to identify and analyze the literary devices used in their chosen short story.
  6. Encourage students to brainstorm and plan their storyboard, considering how they can visually represent the literary devices in their story.
  7. Provide art supplies and/or digital tools for students to create their storyboards.
  8. Allow students time to complete their storyboards, providing guidance and support as needed.
  9. Once the storyboards are completed, have students present their work to the class, explaining the literary devices they incorporated and how they enhanced the storytelling.


Assessment can be conducted through the following methods:

  • Observation of student engagement and participation during the activity
  • Review of completed storyboards to assess the incorporation of literary devices
  • Oral presentations of storyboards, where students explain their choices and how they enhanced the storytelling

By the end of this activity, students should:

  • Know: The definition and examples of various literary devices
  • Understand: How literary devices can enhance storytelling
  • Can do: Create a storyboard that visually represents the elements of a story and incorporates literary devices

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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Grade 7

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