Notes from Notebook 2011-2012

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Notes from Notebook 2011-2012

  1. 1. Notes Section in Notebook2011-2012<br />Check here is you need to make-up notes or if you were absent<br />
  2. 2. Genres <br />A form or type of literature <br />Nonfiction – based on factual information<br />Biography – a book about a person’s life written by someone else<br />Autobiography – a book about the person written by them <br />Fiction – The author can make-up the entire story<br />Historical fiction – stories based on historical events/places<br />Realistic fiction- a story about something that could happen; usually involves family situations, peer relationships, and life decisions<br />
  3. 3. Genre (continued)<br />
  4. 4. Story Map <br />A – Exposition – introduction of main characters, setting, and conflict<br />B – Rising Action – increasing tension in the story; builds the conflict<br />C – Climax – point of greatest interest; the turning point in the story<br />D – Falling action – result of climax; brings story to close<br />E – Resolution – reveals the final outcome; ties up loose ends<br />
  5. 5. Story Map Graphic <br />You will need to be able to fill in this type of a graphic organizer after short stories and novel we read in class<br />
  6. 6. Types of Conflict <br />Man vs. Man – internal conflict in the character; trying to decide on something or weighing options in a major decision<br />Man vs. Nature – outside forces such as weather and the environment acting against our character (like in Touching Spirit Bear when Cole is stranded on the island or has to survive the elements)<br />Man vs. Society – character or group of characters against a political, judicial, or governmental agency (like in Touching Spirit Bear when Cole had to go before Circle Justice)<br />Man vs. Man – Can be 1 vs. 1 or group vs. group (like in The OutsidersSocs vs. Greasers)<br />5. Man vs. Supernatural – character against a ghost, spirit, or demon<br />

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