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Mrs. Donati\'s Reading Class


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Mrs. Donati\'s Reading Class

  1. 1. Welcome to Mrs. Donati’s reading class
  2. 2. Throughout the year, we’ve read…
  3. 3. <ul><li>and been inspired </li></ul><ul><li>by many novels and </li></ul><ul><li>short stories. </li></ul><ul><li>Such as… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor
  5. 5. A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens <ul><li>A multilevel narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Setting: The chief characteristic of A Tale of Two Cities that sets it apart from other Dickens' novels is its historical setting. </li></ul><ul><li>Plot: Dickens contrasts late eighteenth-century Paris and London both to advance the plot and to draw conclusions about the nature of freedom and the redeeming power of love. </li></ul>
  6. 6. My Brother Sam Is Dead Christopher Collier & James Lincoln Collier <ul><li>In </li></ul><ul><li>My Brother Sam Is Dead, </li></ul><ul><li>our focus was on characterization. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Short Stories To name a few…
  8. 8. As we read short stories, our focus was on the following: <ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Point of View </li></ul><ul><li>Tone </li></ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul><ul><li>Total Effect </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>As an example… </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Dinner Party Mona Gardner <ul><li>We studied: </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>The sequence of related events or actions in a story. </li></ul>
  11. 11. A Nincompoop Anton Chekhov We studied: Theme The central idea or underlying meaning about human nature that is developed in a story.
  12. 12. Charles Shirley Jackson <ul><li>We studied: </li></ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>A person—or animal or thing presented </li></ul><ul><li>as a person—appearing in a work of literature. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Tell-Tale Heart Edgar Allen Poe We Studied: Total Effect The central impression or impact that a literary work has on its readers.
  14. 14. The Raven Reading The Raven was a challenge as we worked with all story elements for this short story.
  15. 15. A typical day in the classroom
  16. 16. Don’t forget to check out our Roll of Thunder… Projects
  17. 17. <ul><li>Thanks for stopping by our classroom! </li></ul>