Interactive Literature Notebook 6th grade Table of Contents • • • • • Plot Vocabulary Elements of Plot Character Traits Plot Pyramid Theme Plot Vocabulary The chain of events that make up the story. The time and place of the story. Problems that arise as characters struggle to reach their goals. Plot Vocabulary The main character in a story. The character or force in conflict with the protagonist. Little Red Riding Hood Plot – While visiting her sick Granny, Little Red Riding Hood finds the Big Bad Wolf dressed as Granny and in her bed to trick Little Red so that he can eat her! Setting – In the woods, at Granny’s house, a long time ago Complications – Big Bad Wolf eats Granny and pretends to be her Protagonist – Little Red Riding Hood Antagonist – The Big Bad Wolf Elements of Plot • The first part of the plot • Characters, setting, and basic situation are revealed • The events that sets the story in motion • Makes the rest of the story possible • Main part of the story • Moves the plot along • Where complications arise • The most exciting or intense part of the story for the protagonist • The OMG! • Usually the turning point • Events that follow the climax and lead to the resolution • Conflicts begin moving towards resolution • The end of the story • Loose ends of the plot are tied up • Remaining questions are answered • Conflicts are resolved Goldilocks and the Three Bears • Exposition – • Characters – Goldilocks, 3 bears • Setting – In the woods, sometime in the past • Inciting Incident – Goldilocks finds a house and decides to go in • Rising Action- Goldilocks eats baby’s porridge, breaks baby’s chair, and falls asleep in baby’s bed. The bears return home and find that someone has been there. • Climax- The bears discover Goldilocks asleep in baby’s bed; she wakes • Falling Action- She screams and runs out of the house • Resolution- Goldilocks never returns again Character Traits Positive List 10 positive character traits here. Negative List 10 negative character traits here. Plot Pyramid “Just Once” Thomas J Dygard The Moose gets the ball -Jerry’s touchdown -The Moose asks the coach for the ball and is turned down -The crowd chants for the Moose Characters: Moose, Jerry Dixon, Coach Williams Setting: HS Football Field Event: Moose wants to carry the ball; the coach won’t let him -Tacklers were after the Moose -The Moose got tackled -The Moose scored! The Moose accepts his role as the lineman. Theme The truth or central idea a story reveals about life Moral, lifelesson, message A debatable opinion Implied not stated Any theme can be considered valid T H E M E IF you can support it with text evidence! “Just Once” What is the theme of “Just Once”? Use text evidence to support your answer. Full House Theme Song There’s a face of somebody who needs you Everywhere you look, there’s a heart Family members are there for each other and help each other. Home Friends Family Being Together A light is waiting to carry you home There’s a hand to hold on to Themes Christian the Lion Video Clip After a year apart, Christian embraces his former owners Told he would not remember his owners Introduced his wife! Love and friendship last a lifetime and endure separation. Love Animals Friendship Sacrifice Themes Alternate Clip “All Summer in a Day” “All Summer in a Day” Ray Bradbury Theme: Jealousy - the The children children are lock Margot in jealous that the closet. Margot has The children seen the sun were mean to and they Margot haven’t The rain was slackening rd 3 person omniscient They are expecting the sun to come out for the first time in 7 years. The rain stops and the sun comes out! The children play outside in the sun for 2 hours The rain begins The children let Margot out of the closet Venus Margot, teacher, classmates Margot’s withdrawal vs. the children’s lack of compassion Internal & External Conflict Conflict – a struggle between opposing forces or characters • Without conflict, a story would be boring! • A story can have several conflicts • The main conflict is central to the plot and is usually resolved at the resolution Internal & External Conflict • Takes place inside a character’s mind or heart • Sometimes involves a decision • Takes place between a character and something outside the character • Outside forces = nature, an event/situation, or another character Internal & External Conflict Margot from “All Summer in a Day” Margot keeps to herself because she feels she does not fit in with her classmates. Margot misses Earth and the sun. Point of View Point of View – the standpoint from which a story is told Second Person Told from the viewpoint of one of the characters using pronouns “I” and “We” The narrator refers to the reader as "you", making the audience member feel as if he is a character within the story. Point of View The narrator is an outside observer that focuses on the thoughts and feelings of only one character The narrator is an outside observer who can tell us the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in a story The narrator reports the facts of a narrator as a seemingly neutral and impersonal outside observer ACE nswer the question succinctly, restating the question. ite text evidence that strongly supports your answer. Direct – quote Indirect paraphrase xplain how the text evidence supports your answer. Elaborate and extend when necessary. Ways to Cite Text • • • • • On page 12… In paragraph 4… The author states… According to the text… An example from the text… “The Emperor’s New Clothes” What character trait is revealed about the emperor through his actions as the story unfolds? Choose one trait and back it up with text evidence. In “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” the emperor’s actions reveal that he is gullible. On page 5, the emperor stood in front of the mirror ready to march in his parade. When the people exclaimed, “Oh, how well they look! How well they fit!” (Andersen 140) the emperor believed them, allowing his fear of looking foolish to cloud his judgment. Although the emperor saw himself naked in the mirror, he was so gullible that he was easily tricked into believing that only the hopelessly stupid would be unable to see his new clothes. Strong Action Verbs are present tense when possible are very specific help readers visualize are more interesting are clever Vivid Verbs plead, implore, plop, thrust, hurl, pitch, scatter, splatter, heave, wrangle careen, glide, sail, float, soar, coast, waft, shoot, flow, skate, cruise, drift bellow, spit, bark, roar, blare, scold, berate, criticize, chasten, admonish, reprimand Vivid Verbs Plop, topple, tumble, crash, collapse, stumble, buckle, dive, plummet, plunge Devour, inhale, swallow, consume, gobble, gorge, relish, feast, scarf, ravage Spurt, sprint, dart, dash, tear, fly, bolt, shoot, flee, hustle, scramble Awesome Adjectives (the catch-all) – bouncy, fun, boring, lazy, silly, first, polite, dainty, strong, mellow, magnificent, painful five, twohundred, several, few, many, some, numerous, none. depressed, apprehensive, hungry, greedy, hopeful fuzzy, smooth, shaggy, jagged, stingy, frigid, malleable, crusty pungent, pleasant, bitter, salty, sweet, sour, interesting, revolting, rank, heavenly, delightful, divine Yellow, magenta, round, rectangular, enormous, miniscule, puny, humongous Good Sentences Little Red Riding Hood Fairy Tale Video Clip • • • • • • • • • • The angry wolf stalks. The cheerful girl meanders. The swift creature approaches the house. Sharp teeth devour Grandmother. The strange grandmother pleads. The evil wolf plots. The naïve girl approaches the wolf. The hungry wolf swallows the girl. The helpful woodsman murders the wolf. The relieved girl embraces her grandmother. Build Action Parts Day or time: yesterday, today, tomorrow, tonight, now, this morning, noon, 3:00pm (time) Prepositions: as, before, during, after, until, since, while, when Prepositions: above, across, against, along, around, at, behind, below, by, between, down, from, in, near, off, on over, past, through, towards, under • • • • Because Since So that To + verb (infinitive) • • • • Adverb (-ly) Simile (like or as) With Without If, even if, unless, despite, in case, assuming that, regardless, in spite of, although Action Parts of a Sentence in the evening In his chair after dinner At the library so that he could be alone since it was Monday wholeheartedly as happy as a clam even if it’s late because they were being silly to clean up the yard like toddlers in spite of the mess dangerously as they fell down while they were doing yard work in the pile of leaves during recess on the other side of the see-saw by the tree so that he didn’t fall in front of the stove to prepare for the party at the restaurant because it was his favorite to please the fans last summer at 5 o’clock after chopping onions at Grandpa’s house during the tournament near the ceiling as the other team scored in the air without caution with care because they were friends since everyone was watching though they knew it was against the rules like a professional chef with anticipation unless the sauce is too salty like it was the NBA despite trailing by 15 points with as much force as he could muster Better Sentences • • • • • • • • • • The angry wolf stalks menacingly through the forest. The cheerful girl meanders while on her way to Grandmother’s house despite being told to hurry. The swift creature approaches the house with caution during the middle of the day. The wolf’s sharp teeth devour Grandmother quickly so that he can trick the girl. The strange grandmother pretends to sleep in bed as the girl approaches. The evil wolf plots to harm the girl as his stomach growls. The naïve girl approaches the wolf carelessly despite her suspicions. The hungry wolf swallows the girl in the bedroom when she gets too close. The friendly woodsman murders the wolf to help the girl when he hears the commotion. The relieved girl embraces her grandmother as she thanks the woodsman because she is happy that Grandmother is safe. Best Sentences • • Menacingly, the angry wolf stalks through the forest. Despite being told to hurry, the cheerful girl meanders on her way to Grandmother’s house.