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Activity Overview


Literary conflicts are important for students to be able to identify as they read stories. The conflicts that the main character faces help drive the story forward. In this activity, students will create a storyboard illustrating examples of literary conflict in Midnight Without a Moon. Having students choose an example of each literary conflict is an excellent way to reinforce the lesson, and gives the students a chance to creatively show what they have learned.

Midnight Without a Moon Conflict Examples

Character vs. Character: Rose struggles with Ma Pearl. Ma Pearl is mean and abusive, and makes Rose feel awful about herself.

Character vs. Self: Rose suffers from extreme low self esteem due to her grandmother’s constant mocking of how dark her skin is.

Character vs. Nature: Rose suffers greatly due to the extreme Mississippi summer heat while working in the fields.


Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a 3 cell storyboard that describes and illustrates the literary conflicts in Midnight Without a Moon.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Write a conflict in each heading.
  3. Create an illustration that represents each heading using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Write a short summary of each conflict the space below the illustration.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Types of Literary Conflict

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/3] Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution

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