Literary conflict is often taught during ELA units. Building on prior knowledge to achieve mastery level with our students is important. An excellent way to focus on the various types of literary conflict is through storyboarding. In this activity, students will choose a type of literary conflict and illustrate examples from the text.
In the example storyboard above, each cell contains a particular type of conflict. The type of conflict is displayed, and visually represented with an explanation of the scene, and how it fits the specific category of conflict. To scaffold or tailor this activity, teachers might ask students to identify multiple examples of one type of conflict, or one example for each type. They may also provide guidance on which types of conflict are present in the story. Be sure to update student instructions as necessary!
(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Copy Activity", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)
Objective: Create a storyboard that shows at least three forms of literary conflict in the story.
Grade Level --- N/A ---
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Types of Literary ConflictCommon Core Standards
(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)
Type of Literary Conflict
The type of literary conflict(s) is correctly identified as Character vs. Character, Character vs. Self, Character vs. Society, Character vs. Nature, or Character vs. Technology.
The type of literary conflict(s) is incorrectly identified as another type of conflict: Character vs. Character, Character vs. Self, Character vs. Society, Character vs. Nature, or Character vs. Technology.
The type of literary conflict(s) is incorrectly identified or is missing.
Illustration of Literary Conflict
Images clearly illustrate the conflict(s) and enhance meaning.
Images relate to the conflict, but do not show meaning.
Images are hard to understand or are missing.