I can't believe how quickly three hours passed this afternoon. I sure wish we had more time!
After speed discussion, we continued with literary terms. In today's lesson, we review the terms protagonist and antagonist through pair discussions about your graded reader.
We learned more about setting in today's lesson. When we describe a story's setting, you should include the following: (a) time period; (b) season; (c) time of day; (d) cities/countries; (e) specific locations; and (f) mood.
We also took a look at conflict, which is the tension in the novel. This is often caused by disagreement between two characters or a group of characters. There is usually more than one conflict in a novel:
a. person against him/herself
b. person against person
c. group against group
d. person / group against nature
e. person / group against supernatural
We reviewed expression for asking for and giving and opinion, as well as for agreeing and disagreeing. We also had a short practice activity before our group discussions.
Today, we focused on how to check for your group's understanding. You can use these expressions:
a) Are you following me?
b) Are we on the same page?
c) Any questions, so far?
If you're having trouble understanding your group leader, you can ask:
a) Can you explain that again?
b) What was that again?
Blog Question #3:
Answer the following question about your graded reader:
1. Who is the protagonist?
2. Who is the antagonist?
3. What is the point of view?
4. What is the setting?
5. What are two conflicts in your story?
* Write 8-10 sentences.
* Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
* Submit by Thursday, April 30 by 6:00pm.