Understanding what you are reading.How to get the most out of what you are reading.
In order to be successful: You must be able to understand what you are reading. Take time when you are reading. Read for content. Use a graphic organizer to help you remember information.
PLOT What is happening in the novel/book. The events that occur. There can be more than one plot in a novel/book.
CONFLICT Conflict is part of the plot, there can be more than one conflict as well. Conflict is the struggle in the book Conflict can be internal (within) a person Conflict can be an external (outside) struggle with somebody other than himself. Example could be the world, nature another person, or religion.
CHARACTER The people that are doing the action in a book. Every character is different and unique. The reader develops an understanding/impression of the characters in a book. Characters are responsible for the action in a book.
POINT OF VIEW How the story is told. The manner in which the action/information in a book is explained to the reader First person: the narrator (person telling the story) is a character present in the book. Third person: the narrator is outside of the story, people are referred to as he or she.
TONE The tone is the feeling of the book. Its how the author makes you feel when youre reading a book. Used to create emotions and feelings.
SETTING The time, place, physical descriptions of people, places and things in a book. Provide descriptions that allow the reader to make mental images/pictures in your mind.
THEMEThe main topic, subject, or concept the author is trying to point out.
What is a graphic organizer? A visual display that is used to explain relationships between terms and ideas. Provides a visual picture and allows the relationships/ correlations to be made. Very useful when reading to create outlines for papers and assist with processing and remembering information.
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