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Review la 3 rd 9 weeks

ReviewLA3rd 9 weeks

Review la 3 rd 9 weeks

  • How the storyline develops

  • (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution)


  • The beginning of a story

  • Sets the time and place and the reader is introduced to the characters

Rising action
Rising Action

  • All the details that lead up to the climax

    Other words to know:

    Protagonist: main ‘good’ character in story

    Antagonist: villain or ‘bad’ character in story


  • Highest point of intensity or suspense in a story

  • Some stories end here – these are open ended stories

Falling action
Falling Action

  • Events leading from the climax to the ending of the story

  • Ties up all the little details for the reader, things fall into place for the character


  • The ending of a story

  • All the pieces are wrapped up

  • Other terms:

  • Foreshadowing – a hint of something to come later in the story

  • Flashback – when a character remembers something that has already happened.

Subject topic

  • The subject is what the book is about. Usually one or two words.

  • Thugs/Fights

  • Mood/Tone

  • The atmosphere the author is trying to create:

    • Suspenseful, romantic, mysterious


  • This is the moral message of the story

  • What does the author want you to learn

  • A ‘bumper sticker’ type of slogan

  • Examples:

    Things are not always what they seem

    Every man has a treasure



  • Main problem in the novel or story:

  • External – man against someone or something

  • Internal – man against himself (inside decisions)

    What is the main conflict in RikkiTikkiTavi?

    What is the main conflict in Lemon Brown?


  • Writers often tell you more than they say directly. They give you hints or clues that help you "read between the lines." Using these clues to give you a deeper understanding of your reading is called inferring. When you infer, you go beyond the surface details to see other meanings that the details suggest or imply (not stated). When the meanings of words are not stated clearly in the context of the text, they may be implied - that is, suggested or hinted at. When meanings are implied, you may infer them.

  • Inference is just a big word that means a conclusion or judgement

Point of view
Point of View

  • Third Person Point of ViewHere the narrator does not participate in the action of the story as one of the characters, but lets us know exactly how the characters feel. We learn about the characters through this outside voice.

  • First Person Point of ViewIn the first person point of view, the narrator does participate in the action of the story. When reading stories in the first person, we need to realize that what the narrator is recounting might not be the objective truth. We should question the trustworthiness of the accounting.

  • Omniscient and Limited Omniscient Points of ViewA narrator who knows everything about all the characters is all knowing, or omniscient.

  • A narrator whose knowledge is limited to one character, either major or minor, has a limited omniscient point of view.


  • What strategies should you take when reading passages?

Poetry terms
Poetry Terms

  • Simile

  • Metaphor

  • Alliteration

  • Personification



What kind of information do you need to make accurate predictions?

What is the purpose of making predictions as you read?