Thursday, October 30, 2014

Plot and Structure

We all have stories we're living and telling ourselves. 

Literary Terms to Know (Academic Vocabulary)
  • Plot
  • Exposition
  • Complications (Rising Action)
  • Climax
  • Resolution
  • Local Color
  • Suspense
  • Chronological Order
  • Flashback (Flash forward) 
  • Etymology
Activity 1:Academic Vocabulary
Complete the vocabulary assignment before reading the story.Contents Vocabulary Handout
Activity 2:  

"Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket"

Read the story on page 5 of the lit book.  Pay careful attention to how the author slows down time in order to create suspense.  Also make any note of how local color helps readers determine the setting of the action.

Create a plot graph poster (on a regular sheet of blank paper) which labels all parts of the plot as they are represented in the story.

"A Hero's Story"

Activity 1:
Close read "A Hero's Story" and complete the assigned text based questions.

"A Hero's Story"

"A Hero's Story" Text Based Questions

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