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  1. Glossary Terms • Foreshadowing-when author uses hints/clues to prepare readers for what will happen next in the story Ex. Stormy, rainy = bad future events

  2. Idiom- a saying (figure of speech) that does not mean literally what the words say Ex. Hit the road = smack the pavement = let’s go Ex. Raining cats and dogs = raining hard

  3. AOW: Week 1-Thursday Have your article, RED AoW sheet, and your response sheet out on your desk. Read over the directions. I’ll give you a peer edit sheet when the bell rings. * Bring your IR (independent reading) book to class everyday!

  4. Point of view (P.O.V.)- the viewpoint that the author uses to show the story (5)

  5. 1st person POV- from the character’s POV, like inside his head, uses I, me, my • 2nd person POV- Uses you, your (not common) • **3rd person POV- A character’s POV but outside looking in, he, she, they them

  6. ** • 3rd limited- from only one character, like a camera only following him • 3rd omniscient-from all characters, know what all think and do

  7. Unreliable narrator- when POV cannot be trusted (they don’t get what’s really happening); because of youth, or insane; leaves readers w/o a good leader for making judgments

  8. Symbolism- use of **symbols in writing **A thing that stands for itself for bigger ideas ex. Eagle= bird, OMMS, USA, freedom


  10. Review • CHARACTERS: A person or animal that takes part in the action of the literary work. The main (or major) character is the most important and usually changes throughout the story. Minor characters are not as important but are necessary in order for the plot to develop.

  11. Review • SETTING Time & place of the literary work. Includes all the details--even the weather. Helps to create a mood or feeling. Use details like customs, modes of transportation, dialect, etc. to illustrate the setting.

  12. Review • CONFLICT A struggle between opposing forces. CAUSES ACTION! Can be internal or external. Can be seen between characters, between character and force of nature, within the character him/herself.

  13. Review • PLOT/PLOT STRUCTURE Pattern of events throughout the story A plot structure includes the following: • Exposition • Rising action • Climax • Falling action • Resolution

  14. Review The EXPOSITION is the beginning of the story. At this stage characters, the setting, and the conflict is introduced.

  15. Review The RISING ACTION will include 2 to 3 important actions including the main character beginning to look for solutions to his/her conflict.

  16. Review The CLIMAX is also known as the “turning point” of the story. This is when the main character will come face-to-face with his/her problem.

  17. Review Throughout the FALLING ACTION, the main character learns to deal with life after the climax. At this time, a “discovery” about his/her life maybe made.

  18. Review Finally, during the RESOLUTION the story comes to a natural, surprising, and/or thought-provoking conclusion.

  19. Review