Do-Now Journal: Write a paragraph about a time you witnessed someone being teased. Why were they being teased? What did you do? Why?
Vocabulary 1 Semantic Map Sy Synonyms/antonyms Dictionary definition Word Graphic representation Other forms Sentence
Elements of A Story Plot – The sequence of events in a narrative Setting – the time and place of the action of a story Characters – People (or animals) who take part in the action of a story Protagonist – the central character in a narrative Antagonist – the main character (or force) opposing the protagonist Theme – The main idea in a work of literature.
Elements of a story Rocky III Setting – Philadelphia PA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; 1982 Characters: Protagonist – Rocky Balboa Antagonist – Clubber Lang Plot :
Rising action Introduces complications Builds suspense Is when plot “thickens”
Elements of plot Climax Turning point of story The moment when suspense reaches its peak Results in change for main character Sometimes occurs at end of story, without being followed by falling action Falling action Occurs after climax Resolves conflict Tiebsup loose ends
Q-A-R Strategy Question Types: In the book Right there: The answer is clearly stated in the text Think and search: The answer is in the text, but the reader has to look for it and synthesize several pieces of information
Q-A-R Strategy Question Types In My Head Author and me: The answer is inferred in the text, but the reader must use a combination of information in the text and his or her own knowledge On My Own: The answer can be found by synthesizing information that the reader already possesses