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					          UNIT: Plot and Setting
Focus: How do authors develop
     time and sequence?
Work with your teams to answer the questions!

The team with the highest amount of points wins!

Take notes as we go through the information- Cornell notes,
please!
             1 point
• Draw an outline of a plot
  diagram on your whiteboard.
plot: a chain of related events




   Plot is the literary element that describes the
   structure of a story. It shows the a causal
   arrangement of events and actions within a story.
                      1 point
• What are three things revealed in the
  EXPOSITION of a plot?

  1. S_________g
  2. C_________t
  3. Ch________s

  – Exposition: setting, conflict, and characters are
    revealed.
                 1 points

• At what point in the plot do all of the
  events start happening?

• Two words: _________ _________
• RISING ACTION
            1 point

• Give a synonym for the most
  exciting part of the plot.
      Switch-a-Roo!
• The two lowest teams
  can change points with
  any team. Haha!
           1 point

• Give a synonym for the end
  of the story.
               1 point
• There is another word (it’s
  French) for the ending of the plot:
  d___________t (spelling counts!)
• denouement
              1 point

• What is it called when
  everything in the plot starts
  falling into place?
• “falling action”
                1 point
• Give example for both an internal
  conflict and an external conflict.
• Both must be correct to get the
  points!
Conflict
Conflict is the dramatic struggle
between two forces in a story.
Without conflict, there is no
plot.
Types of Conflict
 External Conflicts:
 1. man vs. man
 2. man vs. nature
 3. man vs. society




Internal Conflict:
   1. man vs. self
                1 point
• The setting of a story can make you
  feel a certain way- this is described
  as:

 M________
(mood)
     Types of Linear Plots
Plots can be told in:



                        1. Chronological order


         2. Flashback Flash-forward/Foreshadowing


              3. In media res (in the middle of things)
              when the story starts in the middle of the
              action without exposition
A. Conflict   B. Flashback   C. Foreshadowing   D. Suspense


     “The last station sped behind her. The
overhead light went out, and the fluorescent
flashes from the subway tunnel gleamed in the
darkness behind her eyelids, pane after pane like
frames of a movie.
     Mrs. Chen, then just a girl named Lai Fong,
was in China again.”

                                                   from “Disguises”
                                                by Jean Fong Kwok
A. Conflict   B. Flashback   C. Foreshadowing   D. Suspense


     “The last station sped behind her. The
overhead light went out, and the fluorescent
flashes from the subway tunnel gleamed in the
darkness behind her eyelids, pane after pane like
frames of a movie.
     Mrs. Chen, then just a girl named Lai Fong,
was in China again.”

                                                   from “Disguises”
                                                by Jean Fong Kwok
A.Conflict      “‘The old charts call it
B.Flashback     Ship-Trap Island,’
C.Foreshadowing Whitney replied. ‘A
D.Suspense
                  suggestive name,
                  isn’t it? Sailors have a
                  curious dread of the
                  place.’”

                     from “The Most Dangerous
                                        Game”
                             by Richard Connell
A.Conflict      “‘The old charts call it
B.Flashback     Ship-Trap Island,’
C.Foreshadowing Whitney replied. ‘A
D.Suspense
                  suggestive name,
                  isn’t it? Sailors have a
                  curious dread of the
                  place.’”

                     from “The Most Dangerous
                                        Game”
                             by Richard Connell
A. Conflict   B. Flashback   C. Foreshadowing    D. Suspense



   “With a violent effort, he tore
loose. He knew where he was
now. Death Swamp and its
quicksand.”
                                     from “The Most Dangerous Game”
                                                   by Richard Connell
A. Conflict   B. Flashback   C. Foreshadowing    D. Suspense



   “With a violent effort, he tore
loose. He knew where he was
now. Death Swamp and its
quicksand.”
                                     from “The Most Dangerous Game”
                                                   by Richard Connell
A. Conflict   B. Flashback   C. Foreshadowing   D. Suspense


     “Inside the clearing I stopped short. Two
strange men in dark glasses were crouched
behind the hedge… I began to back away, but the
other man grabbed my arm. ‘Not so fast,’ he
said. Two little scared faces- my own- looked
down at me from his glasses.”

                                                     from “Liberty”
                                                   by Julia Alvarez
A. Conflict   B. Flashback   C. Foreshadowing   D. Suspense


     “Inside the clearing I stopped short. Two
strange men in dark glasses were crouched
behind the hedge… I began to back away, but the
other man grabbed my arm. ‘Not so fast,’ he
said. Two little scared faces- my own- looked
down at me from his glasses.”

                                                    from “Liberty”
                                                  by Julia Alvarez
    HOMEWORK / Plot project
• Fill in a plot diagram with
  events from a movie, TV show,
  song or literature. (Be creative:
  use pictures + words, different
  materials, colors, etc.)
• Due Thursday!
Part 1) Literary Skills Review: PLOT
Read “Caline” (by: Kate Chopin) p.100-101.
  Answer #1-6 (on front).
• #7 (on the back) 1 paragraph in colors.


Part 2) VOCAB. Context Clues
Below your paragraph,
p. 107 (#1-8) select the correct choice.
      Synthesizing Sources:
      Analyzing Main Ideas
1. “The Great Escape” (p. 88-92)
   - Answer: #6 (7 minutes in colors). Then,
   1-5 (p.93)
2. “Did Animals Sense the Tsunami Was
   Coming?” (p.95-98)
   - (p. 99) answer: #1-6. #7 paragraph in
   colors (7 minutes)
3. “Travis’s Dilemma” (p.103-105)
   - #10 = 7 minutes. Then, #1-9

				
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