IE3 Core Friday: Lesson 3
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.
4/27/2015 07:17:42 pm
The protagonist of my book is Frankenstein who made a ugly monster. Antagonists are Frankenstein and the monster. This story is started with a explorer's letter to his sister. . And he met with Frankenstein in north pole. . Then this story is told from Frankenstein. and "I" is used in every scenes. So the point of view is first person. The setting is 18 century in north pole. A monster is against people and himself.
4/29/2015 01:59:30 am
1. The protagonist is Nelson Mandela. He is a Black man and finally becomes "a giant of history."
4/29/2015 10:03:01 am
I started to read Brave New World. I am going to introduce some of the information of the story. First, protagonist of this story is Bernard Marx, who is a psychologist working at Central London Hatching and Conditioning Centre. Antagonist, on the other hand, is not a person, but the World State or science, which was extremely developed. Although those who are living in such society are considered to be happy and peaceful, it also can be obstacle to spend really happy life. This story is told by the third person, because circumstances or incidents are written specifically. In addition, the story begins at Central London Hatching And Conditioning Centre in the year after ford 632. Since I haven't read so much yet, I don't catch the major conflict. However, I found a few conflicts so far. One of the conflicts I found was caused by people who were in various social classes. People, especially children, in upper class tended to look down on lower class. Another conflict was that people cannot allow to have their individual emotions, opinions and freedom. This is because they are "created" and controlled in my reed not to have individuals.
4/29/2015 06:07:42 pm
This book's protagonist is Nelson Mandela. He had thought about discrimination when he was a university student and he is a black man and tried to abolish apartheid.The antagonist is people who discriminate black men. This book's point of view is third person. This book's setting is Nelson Mandela's life from he was a child. Nelson Mandela had a lot of trouble. He conflict white people. He was discriminated by many people.
4/29/2015 07:07:36 pm
Let me introduce some information of "Out of the Dust". The protagonist is Billie Jo,13-year-old girl. And,the antagoist is the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. The point of view is first person. So, Billie Jo is a narrator of the story. Setting is in the USA in 1934-1935. One conflict is person and nature, Jo and the Dust Bowl. The other is Jo and herself. She faces with her feelings about herself.
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