THE FISH STORY - PBworks

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Connect to Your Life
 Have you ever had a job that you messed up?
 What happened?
 What lesson did you learn?
CONFLICT
a problem that
the characters
in a story must
face
EXTERNAL
CONFLICT
A struggle
between one
character &
another
INTERNAL
CONFLICT
CONFLICT
A struggle within
a character,
perhaps to make
difficult decision
or to force himself
to do a difficult
task.
VOCABULARY 1
 Un + employed  prefix
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
without a job
Bum
Someone who has no home or job & lives by asking other
people for money
Lawn mover
Spring-summer-autumn/fall-winter
Weed
Any wild plant which grows in a garden where it prevents
the cultivated plants from growing freely.
Feed
To give food to a person, group or animal
Gulp(ed)
To make a swallowing movement because of fear, surprise
LITERATURE CONFLICT
Characters working to solve problems
 Who is the narrator, or “I” in this story?
Ernie
 What conflict is introduced in the first
paragraph?
Ernie’s trouble with jobs.
COMPREHENSION
 How did Ernie mess up each summer
job?
He mowed tomato plants, got water inside a
car he washed, and pulled up flowers when
gardening.
 Why is Ernie surprised to get this job?
Because he has messed up other jobs.
.
VOCABULARY 2
 I moaned! (line 30)
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To make a long low sound of pain. “Let me die!”
He could be in a coma. (line 36)
Over + feed = feed too much (line 46)
Six-shooter = gun that shoots six bullets (line 50)
Bump off = to kill someone (line 50)
Kinfolk = related people (line 51)
LITERATURE CONFLICT
 Characters working to solve problems
 What major conflict arises on Tuesday?
Jaw is dead.
THINK IT THROUGH
 What problem does Ernie have on his new job?
Jaws is dead.
VOCABULARY 3
 I was about to toss him into the garbage. (line57)
To throw something carelessly.
 The owner glared at me. (line 62)
A long angry look.
LITERATURE CONFLICT
 The characters can experience inner conflict
Problems in their minds caused by questions about
their own behavior
 What inner conflict Ernie is facing here?
His conscience bothers him about replacing Jaws.
COMPREHENSION
 Do you think Ernie’s solution is a good one?
Yes, he solved the problem by replacing the fish.
No, he was dishonest and should have said it died.
VOCABULARY 4
 I watched from my bedroom window as they piled out
their car. (line 74)
Move
 I trudged down the stairs to face the music. (line 77)
To walk slowly. To accept punishment for something
you have done.
 I’ve been dreading to tell the twins that Jaws died.
(line 86)
Afraid of
COMPREHENSION
 What does Mrs. Benson know?
The fish in the bowl is not Jaws
THINK IT THROUGH
 Why does Mrs. Benson think Ernie did a good job?
She knows the fish was dead before she left.
 When in the story do you think the conflict begin?
When Ernie gets the job (lines 13-16)
When Jaws is dead (lines 29-31)
 Should Ernie feel guilty about taking extra
money? Why or why not?
No, he paid to replace the fish with his own money &
wasn’t responsible for its death.
CAUSE
a reason why something
happens
EFFECT
What happens as a result
Because Ernie has
not succeeded at
any job so far.
His dad thinks he
will be a bum
someday.
The fish is
floating on the
top of the water.
So Ernie knows
the fish is dead.
EXTERNAL
CONFLICT
INTERNAL
CONFLICT
1. Ernie & Dad
2. Ernie & pet
store owner
3. Ernie & Mrs.
Benson
1. Ernie & himself
CONFLICT
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
 C:\Documents and Settings\yenny\My
Documents\Downloads\1932 -Disney- The Three Little
Pigs [www.keepvid.com].mp4
 Who is the characters in the conflicts?
Three little pigs and a wolf.
 Identify the causes of the conflicts!
a.) conflict between the wolf & the pigs  because the wolf
wants to eat the pigs
b.) conflict among the pigs  because one pig wants the
others to build stronger houses & they ignore his advice.

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