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 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) 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.