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9-10-12 6th grade Literary Elements

Literary Elements 2012

Vera Tallmadge

on 16 October 2012

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Transcript of 9-10-12 6th grade Literary Elements

Rising Action
Falling Action
Theme Elements of Fiction The story’s main idea(s), message(s), moral, lesson(s).

The “message” the writer intends to communicate by telling the story. Theme(s) The story’s action after the climax until the end of the story. The “conclusion” of the story. Resolution When the action comes to its highest point of conflict. This is the turning point in the story. All the conflict STOPS at this point. Climax
The BIG MOMENT Rising action is a series of events that build to the climax. Rising Action
This is the action in a story. A series of events through which the writer reveals what is happening, to whom, and why.
Rising Action
Falling Action
Resolution Plot 3. Climax 5. Resolution All loose ends of the plot are tied up. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of. 4. Falling Action 2. Rising Action This usually occurs at the beginning of a short story. Here the characters are introduced. We also learn about the setting of the story. Most importantly, we are introduced to the main conflict. 1. Exposition 5 4 3 1 2 Plot Diagram Internal Conflict is inside the character’s heart or mind.
What to do?
How to feel?
What is right?
What is wrong?
I’m afraid! External Conflict is outside of the character.
Person vs. Person
Person vs. Self
Person vs. Nature
Person vs. Society
Person vs. Fate Conflict A character is one of the imaginary people who appear to be real to the reader in a story. Characterization is any information the writer gives about a character.

Protagonist (main character)
Antagonist (against main character)

Static Characters (do not change)
Dynamic Characters (change)

Round Characters (good AND bad)
Flat Characters (good OR bad)
2-dimensional Character
Characterization and Place Tells the reader where and when the story takes place. Setting
Time Quickwrite

What famous person or leader's autobiography would you like to read and why?

If I could read one famous person or leader's autobiography, I would like to read the one by ___________________________ because _______________. PROtagonist
PRO means "for".
This is the hero, the character you are hoping will win the conflict. ANTagonist
ANT/ANTI means "against" as in "anti-war."
This is the "bad guy," the character you are hoping will lose the conflict. Closing
How would you explain . . .

HOW does analyzing the similarities (same) and the differences between two stories help you understand it better?

Analyzing how two stories are different and yet the same helps me understand them both better because _________________. Agenda
SSR/SS 12mins
Quickwrite 5 mins
Sharing 2 mins
Good Things/Objectives 2 mins
How to learn Academic Vocabulary 10 mins
Academic Vocabulary together 10 mins
Assessment of Student Work 10 mins
Closing 3 min
Launch 1 min PerSPECtive
"Spec" means "watch," "see," or "look" so "perspective" means the position someone has in order to see, or where that person is looking FROM.
It is called "Point Of View" (POV). When someone tells a story, his or her perspective or POV depends on where he or she is positioned in the story. Third Person Omniscient
tells the reader everything all the characters are thinking and feeling. Third Person Limited
tells the reader only one character's thoughts and feelings. Silent Sustained Reading

Say Something: Visualize "The Rain"
William Henry Davies

I hear leaves drinking rain;
I hear rich leaves on top
Giving the poor beneath
Drop after drop;
'Tis a sweet noise to hear
These green leaves drinking near.

And when the Sun comes out,
After this Rain shall stop,
A wondrous Light will fill
Each dark, round drop;
I hope the Sun shines bright,
'Twill be a lovely sight. "All Summer In A Day" PAGE 70

"Eleven" PAGE 200 Setting



Hyperbole Time and Place

Comparing two things
using "like" or "as"

Comparing two things
WITHOUT using "like" or "as"

Exaggeration Figurative Language school, Venus, future

"They turned on themselves like a ferris wheel" (70).
"on the jungle mattress" (73)
"letting the sun burn their arms" (73) Venus, future

"it was like a penny" (71).

The sun is a flower" (70).

"The rain was slackening, and the children were crushed to the window" (70). school, Venus. future
"A warmth like a blushing in the face in the body in their arms, their legs, and their trembling hands."

"I think the sun is a flower that blooms for just one hour" (70).

"'Yes, yes,' said everybody. 'We are all here'" (72). "Rain" (poem) "All Summer In A Day" (story) Setting is future and Venus. Setting is on Earth during rain. RAIN
DON'T GET TRUST Venus, future

"It's [the sun] is like a penny" (71).

"The sun is a flower (70).

"The jungle burned" (72). Finish reading "Matthew Hensen At The Top Of The World" p. 810

"Up OVer the Top" p. 827 Questions G, H, I, J

"Up and Over the Top of the World" p. 823 Questions A, B, C, D


How would you explain the difference in author's purpose between a fictional story and an autobiography to your best friend?

If I explained the difference between the author's purpose in a fiction story and an autobiography, I would say _______________________. Closing
Timed Pair Share

What does an author (and you) do to give the reader clues about a character's thoughts and feelings? Author's Purpose = the REASON the author wrote the piece
Author's Message = the theme, the author's message to the reader

The Little Question: What is the author's purpose? What is the author's message?

The BIG Question: So? Why is it important to know this? How does it contribute to meaning? How does this help us understand?
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