Literary Elements Finding and describing literary elements in different types of media
Main Idea <ul><li>The main idea of a paragraph tells the topic of the paragraph.  The topic tells what all or most of the ...
Main Idea
Characters <ul><li>Characters are the people or the animals described in a story. </li></ul><ul><li>Characters can be foun...
Plot <ul><li>The plot is the steps or action of a story.  </li></ul><ul><li>The plot should be told from what happens in t...
Plot <ul><li>Climax </li></ul><ul><li>Rising Action   Falling Action </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning   Resolution </li></ul>
Plot <ul><li>The plot must have a conflict. </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict is something that goes wrong or something that is t...
Theme <ul><li>The theme of a story is the central idea of the story that lies beneath the story’s surface. </li></ul><ul><...
Theme <ul><li>In  Bridge to Terabithia  by K. Paterson there are themes of friendship and death. </li></ul><ul><li>Friends...
Setting <ul><li>The setting is when and where the story takes place. </li></ul><ul><li>The story can be set in the past, p...
Setting <ul><li>Example:  Times Square, New York City in the Winter </li></ul>
Setting <ul><li>Spongebob Squarepants takes place in the ocean. </li></ul>
Summarizing <ul><li>To summarize is to tell the main parts of the story in a shortened manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizi...
Summarizing <ul><li>Most of us know the story  Cinderella .  </li></ul><ul><li>You could summarize the story by saying: </...
Cause and Effect <ul><li>A cause is something that produces an effect, result, or consequence.  The cause leads to the eff...
Cause and Effect
Compare and Contrast <ul><li>To compare is to liken one thing to another; to make things similar. </li></ul><ul><li>To con...
Compare and Contrast
Prediction <ul><li>To predict is to foretell what will happen.  Predicting is telling about something that is going to hap...
Sequence <ul><li>You can put things in order if you sequence them.  </li></ul><ul><li>A sequence of someone’s day: </li></...
Sequence
Draw Conclusions <ul><li>Drawing conclusions is looking for information that never clearly stated, and figuring out what i...
Draw Conclusions <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>You hear screeching tires and a crash.  What do you automatically thin...
Support Details <ul><li>Support details are those that give more information than just the main idea.  </li></ul><ul><li>T...
REMEMBER: Read, Read, Read and you learn anything!
References <ul><li>Webster’s Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>http://morguefile.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://pics.tech4learnin...
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Literary Elements for Technology Class

  1. 1. Literary Elements Finding and describing literary elements in different types of media
  2. 2. Main Idea <ul><li>The main idea of a paragraph tells the topic of the paragraph. The topic tells what all or most of the sentences are about. </li></ul><ul><li>You can find the main idea not only in paragraphs, but also pictures, cartoons, weather reports, newspaper photos, visual narratives, and stories. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Main Idea
  4. 4. Characters <ul><li>Characters are the people or the animals described in a story. </li></ul><ul><li>Characters can be found in pictures as well. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Plot <ul><li>The plot is the steps or action of a story. </li></ul><ul><li>The plot should be told from what happens in the beginning to what happens in the end. </li></ul><ul><li>It is usually described in an upside-down v form. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Plot <ul><li>Climax </li></ul><ul><li>Rising Action Falling Action </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning Resolution </li></ul>
  7. 7. Plot <ul><li>The plot must have a conflict. </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict is something that goes wrong or something that is troublesome. </li></ul><ul><li>An example of conflict is a boy losing his sleeping bag in a story about a camping trip. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Theme <ul><li>The theme of a story is the central idea of the story that lies beneath the story’s surface. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Friendship Growing Up </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming Fear Learning About Yourself </li></ul>
  9. 9. Theme <ul><li>In Bridge to Terabithia by K. Paterson there are themes of friendship and death. </li></ul><ul><li>Friendship </li></ul>
  10. 10. Setting <ul><li>The setting is when and where the story takes place. </li></ul><ul><li>The story can be set in the past, present, or future. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>In Chicago in 1973 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Setting <ul><li>Example: Times Square, New York City in the Winter </li></ul>
  12. 12. Setting <ul><li>Spongebob Squarepants takes place in the ocean. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Summarizing <ul><li>To summarize is to tell the main parts of the story in a shortened manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizing should not include many details. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Summarizing <ul><li>Most of us know the story Cinderella . </li></ul><ul><li>You could summarize the story by saying: </li></ul><ul><li>Cinderella is a story about a girl who is not good enough for her step mother. Thanks to her Fairy Godmother, she goes to a ball but loses her glass slipper. Prince charming returns it to her and it fits. They live happily ever after. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Cause and Effect <ul><li>A cause is something that produces an effect, result, or consequence. The cause leads to the effect. </li></ul><ul><li>An effect is something that is brought about by an agent or cause. The effect is the result of the cause. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Cause and Effect
  17. 17. Compare and Contrast <ul><li>To compare is to liken one thing to another; to make things similar. </li></ul><ul><li>To contrast is to show differences in two or more things. Contrasting shows how things are opposite. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Compare and Contrast
  19. 19. Prediction <ul><li>To predict is to foretell what will happen. Predicting is telling about something that is going to happen. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use context clues to predict what will happen next in a story. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Sequence <ul><li>You can put things in order if you sequence them. </li></ul><ul><li>A sequence of someone’s day: </li></ul><ul><li>1- Waking up </li></ul><ul><li>2- Going to school </li></ul><ul><li>3- Doing homework </li></ul><ul><li>4- Going to sleep </li></ul>
  21. 21. Sequence
  22. 22. Draw Conclusions <ul><li>Drawing conclusions is looking for information that never clearly stated, and figuring out what is being implied. </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing conclusions is also called “reading between the lines.” </li></ul>
  23. 23. Draw Conclusions <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>You hear screeching tires and a crash. What do you automatically think of? </li></ul><ul><li>Most think of a car accident. </li></ul><ul><li>You know from previous encounters that the sound of screeching tires can lead car accidents. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Support Details <ul><li>Support details are those that give more information than just the main idea. </li></ul><ul><li>They tell the reader more information than the main idea but do not tell everything that happens in the story. </li></ul>
  25. 25. REMEMBER: Read, Read, Read and you learn anything!
  26. 26. References <ul><li>Webster’s Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>http://morguefile.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://pics.tech4learning.com/ </li></ul>

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