Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 Literature: Plot “The Tell-Tale Heart” Questions
Housekeeping• Hand in: “The Tell-Tale Heart” Vocabulary• Study Sheet for Short Story Exam (Monday, November 21st)
Short Story Exam – Monday, Nov 21stLiterary terms 20 marksKnow the definitions of the following terms. Questions will be fill in theblanks, definitions, or matching.• plot • symbol• setting • theme• internal conflict • foreshadowing -character vs. self • mood external conflict • tone -character vs. character • dramatic irony -character vs. environment, • situational irony circumstances, society, etc. • types of characters• first person point of view -round / flat• third person point of view -static / dynamicReview the handout “Fiction Terms,” class slides, and any notes you havetaken during this unit.
Short stories 70 marks“The Tell-Tale Heart,” “All Summer in A Day,” and “TheWedding Guest.”You will be asked to write responses to three (3) questions onthese stories. The questions will relate to major storyelements we have been focusing on: point ofview, setting, character, conflict, plot or theme. Thequestions may also ask you to make comparisons betweentwo different stories.Re-read the stories and your work on the “Reviewing StoryElements” sheets. Three questions worth 20 marks each.
Vocabulary 10 marks“The Tell-Tale Heart,” “All Summer in A Day,” and “The Wedding Guest.” You will be given a list of some of the vocabulary words we have studied fromthese stories. You must choose five (5) of these words to write sentenceswith. The sentences shoulduse the word correctly and show the meaning of the word (1 mark), andbe grammatically correct (1 mark).Review all the vocabulary that you had to use in a paragraph. Review yourmark and feedback on each vocabulary paragraph. Practice writing moresentences for words you did not write good sentences for before.Time: 3 hours Total: 100 marks
Analyzing Plot• Fiction Terms• All three stories• Blank paper and markers
Analyzing PlotA. Introduction or ExpositionThe setting, characters, main conflicts areintroduced to the reader; this is the beginningof a novel or story and may be short or long, butis always flat (little action or emotion).
Analyzing PlotB. Rising ActionThe round characters are developed, theconflicts are increased and acted out in manyways, motives are introduced, things happen;generally, the major part of a novel or story.
Analyzing PlotC. ClimaxThe "high point" of a story in which the major conflictserupt in some kind of final showdown(fight, argument, violent or physical action, very tenseemotional moment...); at the end of the climax, the"winner" will be clear (there is not always a winner!).
Analyzing PlotD. Falling ActionThe events that immediately follow the climax; akind of "cleaning up."
Analyzing PlotE. ResolutionWhere everything ends; the reader may havesome sense of "closure" or may be asked tothink about what might come next; in fairytales, the Happy Ending; in some novels, you willread about the characters many years later.
GroupsA – Heart C – Summer E – WeddingChanel Grace YsauraHossein Aiko MerhzadIoannis Maha ArezooShala Iman F – WeddingB – Heart D – Summer KasraSandra L Shun Sandra SEstella Raana OmidManochehr Dominic
Plot Analysis ActivityIn your group, create your own plot diagram for theassigned story.1. Discuss and determine the plot points (i.e., introduction, rising action, etc.) for your storyNOTE: if there is disagreement, try to go with the consensus2. Decide on one person to record the group’s ideas on your chart in point form3. Later, I will ask you to present your ideas to another group. Together, decide how you will present the ideas (everyone should take part in some way)
Next WeekWe will do some work on• stating and supporting a theme• symbol, irony, mood, tone
HomeworkFor Monday• Revision and Editing Assignment (See me if you were away last class)• Read English Skills, Chapter 14 “Description” (p. 268-272); complete the questions on p. 271-272For Practice• Complete the rest of the Subject-Verb Agreement activities in Chapter 464-469; Answers will be provided on the websiteFor Monday, Nov. 21st• Study for Short Story Exam
Tell-Tale Heart: In-class Questions• Complete Question 2 and 4 and on your own. (5 marks each = /10 marks)• Title your work “The Tell-Tale Heart” – Questions• Write your name on the top right hand corner.• Time: 60 minutes or the remainder of classYou may leave when you are finished.