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NCTE: Assessing Foreshadowing

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students will develop an original plan for using foreshadowing in their own stories and then assess each other's work by exchanging their work with a partner. They will critique their partner's plan to determine their insight of the term and concept.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.

Print the appropriate pages from the Activity for your class.

Install the LearningCheck(tm) and NoteFolio(tm) Apps on the students' graphing calculators following the attached instructions.

Review the term foreshadowing. Review how foreshadowing is dependent upon the use of clues such as those studied in Activities 1 and 2. Refer to Activities 1 and 2, as needed.

During the Activity

  • Distribute the appropriate pages from the Activity to your class
  • Distribute the LearningCheck(tm) and NoteFolio(tm) file(s) to your class using TI Connect(tm) and the appropriate TI Connectivity cable
  • Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity


  • Students will:
  • Comprehend foreshadowing in literary works and works of popular culture.
  • Analyze a short story to identify foreshadowing.
  • Develop their own ideas of foreshadowing for a story.
  • Identify and evaluate the literary element of foreshadowing in professional models and peer writing.
  • After the Activity

    Lead an informal class discussion about some of the problems encountered in creating foreshadowing events and the clues that suggest the events. Discuss how the problems were overcome in addition to developing other ways to handle them.