I can't believe that in just three more weeks the first semester of our course will be over and we'll be on summer break!
For the first part of our lesson, we looked at literary terms: setting, plot and conflict.
Setting: We use short excerpts from the movie The Wizard of Oz to identify setting. When you describe setting, you should include the time period, season, location and the mood.
Plot: For the plot, we took a look at the different types of events that make up a plot line: exposition, inciting event, rising events, climax, falling events and resolution. Remember that the rising events contribute to the conflict and the falling events often resolve the conflict. The resolution is when the main character learns his/her lesson.
Conflict: We also looked at the different types of conflict that can exist in a story, such as person against him/herself; person against person; person against the supernatural; and personal against group. When you describe conflict, make sure to give the names of the characters involved in the conflict. Also, do not use the abbreviation "vs." in your book reports. You can use this expression instead:
Overall, everyone has shown a lot of improvement in their discussions. Group leaders are directly asking for opinions and all group members participated in the discussions actively. However, there are times when interactions are only between the group leader and each group members. In our discussions, there also needs to be interactions between group members.
In order to encourage interaction between group members, group leaders can ask these questions:
Blog Question #8:
*Write 8-10 sentences.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Tuesday, June 25 by 6:00pm.