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Literary Elements for Technology Class



On slide 6, I did not mean for the resolution to be on the same side as the beginning. I don't know how that happened.

On slide 6, I did not mean for the resolution to be on the same side as the beginning. I don't know how that happened.



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