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A Stolen Day

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  1. A Stolen Day Fiction

  2. Element Point of View: • When planning a story, the writer must decide who will narrate or tell the story. This is called the story’s point of view. In first-person point of view, a narrator who is also a character in the story speaks directly to the reader using pronouns such as I, me, and we.

  3. Element • In third-person point of view, the story is told by someone outside the story using pronouns like he, she, and they.

  4. Background • One form of rheumatism is called rheumatoid arthritis, a disease that affects about 200,0-00 Americans under the age of 16. Extreme cases of this disease can lead to crippling or deformity of the joints. Another type of rheumatism is rheumatic fever, which is brought on by bacteria an can lead to heart failure or death.

  5. Lesson • Read “A Stolen Day” p. 78

  6. Group Work • What is the author’s purpose? • What point of view is “A Stolen Day” written in? • What is the exposition? • What is the climax? • What is the main idea of the story? • What is the significance of the title of the story? 7. How is the narrator different from Walter? • Why does the boy suddenly have pains in his legs and back? • What does the narrator hear about inflammatory rheumatism that frightens him? • How does the boy’s mother react to his coming home?

  7. Group Work 7. How is the narrator different from Walter? • Why does the boy suddenly have pains in his legs and back? • What does the narrator hear about inflammatory rheumatism that frightens him? • How does the boy’s mother react to his coming home?