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    1. Teaching For Understanding In Fiction Presented by Angela Maiers Angelamaiers.com

    2. Agenda • Understanding Fiction • Plot/ Lit Elements • Planning for Mini Lessons • Fiction 2.0

    3. What makes a Story Good?

    4. Plot • Characterization • Setting • Point of View • Climax • Resolution • Conclusion • Theme

    5. Fiction is…

    6. All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been, is lying, as in magic preservation in the pages of a book! ~William Shakespeare~

    7. Story Power • Connect • Clarity • Conscious • Courage • Collective

    8. Fiction is…

    9. Plot • Characterization • Setting • Point of View • Climax • Resolution • Conclusion • Theme

    10. Understanding of Plot Structure • Variations of Plot- Circular, Parallel, etc… • Identify Problem Resolution, Conclusion • Elements of Plot: Characterization, Setting, Theme • Literary Devices: Foreshadow, flashback, Satire, Irony • Vocabulary Challenges • Language Aspects: Synonyms, Homonyms, Antonyms • Mood • Tone • Character Analysis: emotion, intentions, qualities, actions • Feelings and Traits • Writers Craft • Form, Structure, Genre • Characteristics of Language: rhyme, rhythm, repetition • Figurative Language • Metaphor, Simile, Hyperbole • Identify theme and moral of text • Authors message, purpose, intention • AND SO ON…. • AND SO ON…. • AND SO ON…

    11. Put the following elements of plot in order by the way they appear in a story: Resolution, Theme, Climax, Conclusion, Falling Action, Introduction, Rising Action, Problem, Mood • What significant information does a reader learn in the introduction of a story, and how does this influence their reading during the rest of the text? • How would you define conflict to your students in a way they could identify it in a story? • Describe the differences between the rising and falling action? • How does a reader identify the climax of the story so that it is not confused with other story events? • How is point of view defined fiction text and what is the significance of it? 7. Define theme and name two ways that writers of fiction leave clues to the theme of the story.

    12. Big Ideas in Fiction

    13. BIG IDEA… the part of a book, magazine, argument, film, poem, text, etc… that articulates the authors message or ideas about the underlying topic or theme which may or may not be explicitly stated.

    14. Inferring Imaging Questioning Monitoring Synthesizing Using Schema Det. Importance

    15. “Book” Story “Life” Story (THEME) Fiction = Stories of Life

    16. Considering Genre...

    17. Understanding Literary Elements • Plot • Characterization • Setting • Point of View • Climax • Resolution • Conclusion • Theme