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Grade 7 Language Arts Literature September 25, 2013. Warm up: What is the verb participle in this sentence? (A participle is a verb that is used as an adjective). The frightened boy cried for his mother. . PLOT.

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Grade 7 language arts literature september 25 2013
Grade 7Language ArtsLiteratureSeptember 25, 2013

Warm up: What is the verb participle in this sentence?(A participle is a verb that is used as an adjective).The frightened boy cried for his mother.

PLOT

The mission of GCA is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for all students…


What are we learning today
What Are We Learning Today?

Objective:

Today we will be learning about plot. What impact does plot have on a story?

Essential Question:

How can identifying plot elements aid in the reader's comprehension and appreciation of a text?


What is plot
What is Plot?

  • The plot is the sequence of events that happen in a story. It shows how characters meet and resolve a conflict—a problem or struggle. Every plot is made up of a series of causes and effects.


Another way to look at it
Another Way to Look At It…

  • A plot is like a long line of dominoes. When a finger tips the first domino, the first domino causes the second domino to fall, the second domino causes the third domino to fall, and so forth. The finger has caused a sequence of events. Similarly, every event that happens in a story causes another event to happen.


Plot diagram
Plot Diagram

Climax: the turning point, the most intense moment—either mentally or in action

Rising Action: the series of conflicts and

crisis in the story that lead to the climax

Falling Action: all of the action which follows the climax

Exposition: the start of the story,

the situation before the action starts

Resolution: the conclusion, the tying together of all of the threads


Looking a little closer
Looking a little closer…

Exposition:

  • The mood and conditions existing at the beginning of the story. The setting is identified. The main characters with their positions, circumstances and relationships to one another are established. The exciting force or initial conflict is introduced. Sometimes called the “Narrative HOOK” this begins the conflict that continues throughout the story.


Rising Action:

  • The series of events, conflicts, and crises in the story that lead up to the climax, providing the progressive intensity, and complicate the conflict.


Climax:

  • The turning point of the story. A crucial event takes place and from this point forward, the protagonist moves toward his inevitable end. The event may be either an action or a mental decision that the protagonist makes.


Falling Action:

  • The events occurring from the time of the climax to the end of the story. The main character may encounter more conflicts in this part of the story, but the end is inevitable.


Resolution:

  • The tying up of loose ends and all of the threads in the story. The conclusion. The hero character either emerges triumphant or is defeated at this point.



Conflict is
Conflict is

  • The dramatic struggle between two forces in the story

  • Without conflict there is no plot


Types of conflict
Types of Conflict

External Conflict

  • Human Versus Human: person against person

  • Human Versus Animal: person against animal

  • Human Versus Society: person against beliefs/policies of society

  • Human Versus Nature: person against a force of nature (tornado, hurricane, fire, etc)


Types of conflict1
Types of Conflict

Internal Conflict

  • Human Versus Self: person struggling with internal battles


Read and answer the questions
Read and Answer the Questions

   “I’m sorry, Dad! I was watching our things from the corner of my eye!”     “Well, obviously, you weren’t! My camera is gone!”      My father began questioning some people nearby, but no one had noticed anyone suspicious. Someone had been awfully sneaky. I couldn’t believe that someone had stolen the camera right under my nose. I felt like an idiot.      “We will start the boarding process with group A. Group A, you may now board,” the woman announced.     My father shook his head as we gathered our things and moved to the end of the line. He wouldn’t even look at me. I felt awful. That digital camera had cost my dad $500. It also had all of our vacation pictures on it.      “I’m REALLY sorry, Dad,” I said. “I promise I’ll make it up to you.”      My dad snorted, “You bet you are.”      That summer, I worked like I’d never worked before. I mowed lawns, pulled weeds, cleaned garages, and painted fences. By the end of August, my dad had a brand-new camera, and I had hands full of blisters.

What is the plot of the story?

What is the narrator’s main conflict?

How does the narrator solve his main conflict?

What causes Jeremy and his dad to gather their things and stand in line?

What happens when Jeremy’s dad goes to the restroom?


Answers
Answers

1. What is the plot of the story?

While waiting to board an airplane, Jeremy gets distracted playing his video game and loses his father’s camera. He works hard over the summer to buy his dad a new one.

2. What is the narrator’s main conflict?

Jeremy loses his father’s camera.

3. How does the narrator solve his main conflict?

Jeremy works over the summer to buy his father a new camera.

4. What causes Jeremy and his dad to gather their things and stand in line?

The woman tells group A to board.

5. What happens when Jeremy’s dad goes to the restroom?

A thief steals his camera.


Definitions
Definitions

FORESHADOW

A hint at something that will happen later in the story.


Hint

  • Try breaking the word FORESHADOW apart.

    FORESHADOW

ahead

a glimpse of something


Sample passage
Sample Passage

 Margaret plopped into her car for the fifth time that day. She had just one more place to go to—the bakery. The gas warning light glowed bright orange as she started her car, but Margaret was too tired to notice. She was tired from driving all around the city that day. She had picked up the balloons and the streamers. She had rented the cotton candy and popcorn machines, and she had just finished meeting with the magician and the clown.They better appreciate how much work I’m putting into this carnival, Margaret thought to herself. Her eyes stayed glued to the roads. She didn’t want to get lost again on the way to the bakery. She had wasted an hour just trying to find the party store.      Margaret exited the highway and stopped at the red light. If her map was correct, she was supposed to turn right at the next light onto Commerce Street. Margaret moved her car forward when the light turned green. She was just about to turn right when—Sputter!—her car suddenly drifted to a stop.     “What’s going on?” Margaret shouted anxiously. She tried restarting her car and pressing on the gas, but her car wouldn’t move. The cars around her began to honk.

  • Where is the foreshadowing in the passage? What does it hint at?


Break out
Break Out

Raise your hand to enter the break out room.


Working through plot independently
Working Through Plot Independently

  • Use the plot diagram interactive resource and break down the plot for the short story about Jeremy and his father.

  • You can complete the diagram and save it to reference .

  • Work on this now for 10-15 minutes of class time…type questions in as they come up .

  • http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/plot-diagram/


Elements of a story video
Elements of a Story Video

Flocabulary on YouTube

http://youtu.be/c6I24S72Jps


Autobiographical incident due

  • Autobiographical Incident Checklist

  • Chronological Order

  • Memorable Event

  • Beginning

  • Middle

  • End

  • First Person Point of View

  • Showing Language

  • Characters use dialogue

  • Grammar, Usage, Mechanics

  • Timely

Autobiographical Incident Due

When: Friday, September 27th

Where: StudyIsland.com

Contact your homeroom teacher if you are unable to post your assignment.


Homework and survey
Homework and Survey

Literature

Novel Study

Use active reading strategies.

Finish by Friday, October 4th

Grammar Usage Mechanics

Verbals and Verb Phrases

Composition

Autobiographical Incident due Friday

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1D3PHyPwIbf7B3B2_I_Dcb9V-RfUqJBabemomIqIQ0vU/viewform


Read and Answer the Questions

  A woman’s voice came over the loudspeaker. “Flight 546 to Dallas, TX, has arrived. We will begin boarding in 15 minutes.”     “It’s about time,” I muttered. My dad and I had been waiting for over three hours for our plane. Apparently, some storm in Florida had delayed our flight.      To pass the time, I had been playing video games and listening to music. I don’t know what I would do without portable electronics.      As I entered the final stage in Link’s Corner, my father said, “Hey, Jeremy, I’m going to run to the restroom. Will you stop playing that game for a minute and watch our things?”  “Okay, Dad,” I said. “Hold on. Let me just finish this level.” I glanced up and saw that he was already gone. Shrugging my shoulders, I reasoned that our stuff would be fine. I could still see our things from the corner of my eye. I couldn’t stop playing. I was too close to defeating Graken. I just had to capture the blue stone.      “Jeremy! Where’s my camera?! I told you to stop playing that game!” My dad’s voice broke my concentration.Oh no, I thought. I paused my game and looked up. My father stood frantically searching through our things. I remembered seeing his camera on the seat beside me, but sure enough, it was no longer there.

What is the plot of the story?

What is the narrator’s main conflict?

How does the narrator solve his main conflict?

What causes Jeremy and his dad to gather their things and stand in line?

What happens when Jeremy’s dad goes to the restroom?


Plot questions
PLOT QUESTIONS

  • What is the plot of the story?

  • What is the narrator’s main conflict?

  • How does the narrator solve his main conflict?


Autobiographical incident due1

  • Autobiographical Incident Checklist

  • Chronological Order

  • Memorable Event

  • Beginning

  • Middle

  • End

  • First Person Point of View

  • Showing Language

  • Characters use dialogue

  • Grammar, Usage, Mechanics

  • Timely

Autobiographical Incident Due

When: Friday, September 27th

Where: StudyIsland.com

Contact your homeroom teacher if you are unable to post your assignment.


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