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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