SHORT STORY RETELLING BOARD & LITERARY ELEMENTS ANALYSIS by 5R42zo5

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									   STORY RETELLING BOARD & LITERARY ELEMENTS ANALYSIS

      After you have read our story, your group will create a “Retelling Board” and
analyze one literary element, then present your findings to the class.

   I.    RETELLING BOARD
         Create a “retelling board” by drawing or cutting out pictures of important
         events that happen in the story and gluing them onto chart paper. First,
         create a Flow Map graphic organizer of the events to be sure you put
         them in chronological order (the order in which they occur. Chronos is
         the Greek root for time!) Second, glue/draw your pictures on the flip
         side of the paper. Use colored pencils/markers (no black pencil!) Be sure
         your work is large enough for the class to see.

   II.   LITERARY ELEMENTS
         Your group will complete one (1) of the following assignments given you by
         the teacher:

         A. CONFLICT & RESOLUTION
               1. Identify 5 main conflicts in the story, the type
                  (internal/external, type of external), and how each was
                  resolved.
               2. Choose 3 of the 5 conflicts and create a different resolution
                  for each conflict.
               3. Create and answer 3 higher order thinking questions regarding
                  conflict/resolution you will ask your classmates in your
                  presentation.
               4. If you could have one character make a different choice than
                  he/she made, what choice would you change? How would it
                  affect the outcome and conflict in the story?
               5. Use the newspaper and find an article with a similar conflict
                  to one in the story. Explain (compare) their similarities.
               6. Complete Multi-Flow Map graphic organizers on the cause and
                  effect of two conflicts in the story.

         B. CHARACTERIZATION
               1. Identify 5 character traits that the protagonist (main
                  character) and three other characters of your choice possess.
          Create a 3-column chart dividing them into “positive” and
          “negative” traits and “inference/support.” Be sure they are
          “meaty” traits examining the characters’ personalities, not
          their physical appearances. Under the “inference/support”
          column, list the narrative description/dialogue/action to show
          how you determined/inferred the trait.
       2. Look at the positive traits and decide which one you believe is
          the most important to possess in today’s society. Explain why
          you believe this/support your answer.
       3. Create and answer 3 higher order thinking questions regarding
          characterization you will ask your classmates in your
          presentation.
       4. Complete two Double Bubble Map graphic organizers
          comparing the protagonist to two other characters (these may
          be from this story or other selections we have read.)

C. SETTING/PLOT/THEME/POINT OF VIEW (POV)
      1. How does the setting help influence the action, mood, tone,
         and feeling of the story?
      2. Does the author want the reader to see or feel the setting?
         What details of the setting does the author isolate (single
         out) and describe?
      3. Create and answer 3 higher order thinking questions regarding
         the setting/plot/theme/pov you will ask your classmates in
         your presentation.
      4. What generalizations or statements about life or the human
         experience does the author make? What is the theme of the
         story?
      5. From whose point of view is the story being told? How do you
         know? Is it consistent throughout the work or does it shift?
         Explain.
      6. How do you think the work would be different if told from
         another character’s point of view? Why? Explain.
      7. Complete a Multi-Flow Map graphic organizer identifying the
         cause and effect that support the theme of the story.

								
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