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TABLE OF CONTENTS (RIN-Purple)
Transcript of TABLE OF CONTENTS (RIN-Purple)
Reading Strategies 5
Short Story 11
Author's Purpose 13
Comedy, mystery, fantasy 21
Drama, act, scene, dialogue 23
Essay, Informational Text 25
Fable, Tall Tale 27
Fiction, Science Fiction 29
Folktale, Fairytale 31
Myth, Legend 33
Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction 35
Folkore, Realistic Fiction 37
Narrator and Point of View 39
Theme and Tone 41
Writings in either prose or poetry
Any literature that is written in paragraph form
Literature written in verse, often written in metrical lines.
Voice that relates the details of the story; teller of the story
Point of view
Who is telling the story. We find point of view by asking, “Who is the narrator?”
The narrator is a character in the story and is telling the story in his or her own words. The reader knows only what the narrator knows. Narrator uses the pronouns “I, me, we, us”
Third Person Limited
- The narrator is NOT a character in the story but knows and shares the thoughts and ideas of one character. Narrator uses third personal pronouns “he, she, it, they, them”
Third person omniscient
-The narrator is NOT a character in the story but knows the thoughts and feelings of more than one character. Narrator uses the third personal pronouns.
Third person dramatic/objective
(7th, 8th)- The narrator is NOT a character in the story and does NOT share the thoughts or ideas of any of the characters. This narrator only reports on what can be seen or heard. Narrator uses the third personal pronouns.
The specific reason a person has for writing; the goal of writing. The purpose may be to insult, convince/ persuade, frighten, amuse, entertain, or explain/inform.
Narrative that is longer than a short story and develops the characters and plot more completely than a short story
Author’s purpose 13
Short Story 11
Narrative prose fiction that is shorter and has a less complicated plot and/or character development than a novel. It can usually be read in one sitting.
Categories used to classify text; may include but not limited to:
Reader's Interactive Notebook
The universal truth about life that stories convey. A story may have various themes. It is not the same thing as the subject or topic of the writing.
The author's attitude toward his or her subject. It may be serious, sarcastic, playful, objective, etc.