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Fictional Text. What makes a good story? . What do you need for summer school?. An attitude conducive to a good work ethic Something to write with : pencil, black/blue pen, red pen, map pencils - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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What makes a good story?

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What do you need for summer school?

• An attitude conducive to a good work ethic• Something to write with: pencil, black/blue

pen, red pen, map pencils• A pocket folder with brads: you will be

making a book of all your notes and handouts that will be a grade at the end of summer school.

• A notebook for extra notes, writing, planning

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What can I expect in summer school?

• We will not tolerate misbehavior. You will be removed from the program if you cannot behave in class and you disrupt the learning environment.

• You will receive grades and weekly progress reports that your parents must sign.

• You will have homework every night. If you choose not to do it (or not to do it well or completely), you will stay for HWH Friday afternoon.

• If you do not pass summer school, you will be not be promoted to the next grade level.

• You cannot miss more than 2 days of summer school.

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What will we learn in summer school?

7th & 8th grades• Elements of fictional text• Elements of informational

text• Elements of poetry • Writing a story, poem, and

expository text

6th grade • Parts of speech “be” verbs• Elements of fictional text• Descriptive essay • Expository essay• Sentence types

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Before we begin…

• Let’s begin by making a KWL• Highlight the words in the packet that you: – Do not know– Have heard before but are not 100% on the


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Parts of a storySETTING

• Setting is the time and place of the action.

• The time can be the past, present, or the future.

• The place can be as small as a room or as big as a country or even a place you imagine.

• The setting affects the story’s problem and how it is solved.

• The setting can also be described as the CONTEXT, which means occasion, time, and place.

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Parts of a storyCHARACTERS

• The people, animals, or creatures that take part in the story’s action

• The most important characters are the MAIN CHARACTERS. They usually experience a change of attitude in the story.

• The less important characters are MINOR CHARACTERS.

• The characters’ traits affect the story’s events and conflict.

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Parts of a storyCONFLICT

• A problem or struggle a character in the story faces.

• This leads to the climax of the story.

• Person v. nature• Person v. society• Person v. self• Person v. person • Person v. machine

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From Trouble RiverSetting and characters 1. Define anxiety.2. Where are they?3. How does the woman

react to her grandson’s absence?

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From Zlateh the Goat1. What is the setting? 2. What is the unexpected

conflict that Zlateh will face on his journey to sell his family’s goat?

3. Can other types of weather be a sign in a story that something good or bad is about to happen?

1. Sunshine2. Full moon3. Lightning storm4. Rain shower

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Plot Diagram

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Plot Diagram


Rising Action


Falling Action


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1. Exposition (write these notes below your label on the mountain)

• Introduces the main characters• Establishes the setting• Sets the conflict in motion (initial incident)

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2. Rising Action(write these notes below your label on the mountain)

• Shows how the conflict becomes more difficult

• Build suspense (the desire to know what will happen next)

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3. Climax(write these notes below your label on the mountain)

• Is the most exciting part• Turning point• Point of no return• Makes the outcome of the conflict clear

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4. Falling Action(write these notes below your label on the mountain)

• Eases the tension• Shows how the main character resolves the


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5. Resolution(write these notes below your label on the mountain)

• Reveals how everything turns out• Reveals a lesson learned • Acknowledge feelings • Sometimes called the denouement

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From The Bracelet Why is this setting necessary for this conflict to take place?

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From You’re Not a WINNER Unless Your Picture’s in the PaperWhat kind of conflict is presented in this story? What evidence of rising action is in the text?

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Independent Practice: Boar Out ThereYou will now use what you have learned to read and answer these questions independently.

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When you are complete:

• Fill out the “L” section of your KWL from the beginning of class

• Bring your paper to Ms. Baca and I to check.• We will determine your grade and whether or not you

mastered today’s objective. • We will hand you your homework story to read and

annotate. What does annotate mean? – Circle characters, Put a line under plot events that move the

story forward, squiggle figurative language, highlight words you don’t know, exclamation point next to surprising or strong statements, question marks next to ideas you don’t understand