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Reading Homework for Fertitta Middle School 2!

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Brian Lee

on 31 May 2011

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Transcript of Reading Homework for Fertitta Middle School 2!

Elements of Plot! Plot- a series of events that make up stories. Exposition- happens at the beginning of the story. It introduses the setting, characters, and background information. Setting- where and when the story occurs. Rising Action- this leads you into the climax, this is usually when the problem is started. Climax- this is the turning point of the story, this is also when the problem is at its worst. Falling Action- this is the part of the story when the problem gets solved. Resolution- the ending of the story Theme- the message or moral that the author wants you to know. Types of Conflict- 1.Man vs Man 2.Man vs Self 3.Man vs Nature 4.Man vs Society 5.Man vs Machine Protagonist- the main character of the story. Antagonist- the thing, person, or force that makes life harder for the protagonist. Literary Devices! Flashback- happens when a character thinks back to the past. Irony- when something unexspected happens, for example it would be ironic if a firetruck caught on fire. There are 3 types ofirony, verbal, dramatic, and situational. Foreshadowing- is when the author hints somethings going to happen. Imagery- is when the author paints a picture in your head, using the 5 senses. Symbol- a representation of something in a story. Tone- how the character feels in the story. Mood- how the author makes you feel. Authors Purpose- the authors reason for writing the story. Reading Information! Character Traits- the characters true personality is revealed by what they say or do. Figurative Language- when the author uses phrases to paint pictures in your mind. Simile- comparing things using like or as. Metaphor- comparing 2 unlike things Genre- a type of literature, examples would be fiction, non-fiction, science-fiction, and poetry. Point of View- the voice telling you the story, examples would be 1rst person, 2nd person, and 3rd person. Analogies- the relationship between words. Text Features- features an author may use in hisor her writing. Text Structure- description, problem/solution, compare/contrast, sequence, and cause and effect. The End!
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