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Sequence & Summarize Events & Understand Their Effect

Lesson 19

Stacie Garrett-Diaz

on 20 September 2014

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Transcript of Sequence & Summarize Events & Understand Their Effect

Sequence & Summarize Events & Understand Their Effect

At the beginning, there is a problem that the main character must solve.
This problem sets the plot in motion.
It influences what happens in the rest of the story.
It causes some type of conflict or struggle.
Do you get excited when you read a story?

Do you worry about the characters?

Do you read on to find out what happens next?

When you follow the sequence of events in a story, you are following the plot.
take time to fully execute their skills
Understand the TEKS
4.6(A) Sequence and summarize the plot's main events and explain their influence on future events.

Figure 19(D) Make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding.

Figure 19(E) Summarize information in text, maintaining meaning and logical order.
Words to Know
*Chronological Order *Plot
*Climax *Problem
*Conflict *Summarize

is the pattern of action.
It tells what happens first, next, after that, and finally last.
Usually the events are told in
chronological order
Another name for this is
time order
Try this...
Jot down four things you did yesterday in chronological order.


*Write your answer in your IAN*
To solve the problem,
the main character
may have to:
Battle another person.
Fight for survival against a force of nature.
Struggle against some strong emotion, such as fear.
Try this...
Think about your favorite story.

What problem did the main character have to solve?


*Write your answer in your IAN*
Let's take a look at
the pattern a story usually follows:
Then the plot shows what the main character does to solve the problem.
This is when things start to get exciting.
The climax of the story comes when the conflict reaches its highest point of intensity and comes to a head.
You wonder whether the main character will succeed or not.
After this, the plot shows how the problem is solved.
When you tell your friends about a story you have read or a movie you have seen, you probably relate the plot.
But you don't tell every event.
You summarize.
This means you tell the important events and leave out the unimportant ones.
You tell these events in your own words.
Here are Some Details
you Include in
Your Summary:
What problem does the main character try to solve?
What does the main character do to solve this problem?
How is the problem finally solved?
Comprehension Tip
The main events at the beginning of a story affect what happens later.
As you read, if you get confused about why something is happening, circle back to the beginning.
Look for the event that causes this to happen.
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