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Fantastic Fiction: Flashback and "Knife"

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Fantastic Fiction
What are the elements of fiction?
How do I identify conflict and explain how it is developed and resolved?
How are characters developed?  How can I make sound predictions in a story? What literary elements improve readers experiences?  How? How represent understanding of narratives?  What forms might these interpretations take?  I predict and discuss the consequences of events or characters’ actions, based on information in stories, poems and videos 2.2.5I identify and explain conflict, and discuss how it develops and may be resolved 2.2.8I identify the narrator’s perspective, and explain how it affects the overall meaning of a text 2.3.4I identify and explain how narrative hooks, foreshadowing, flashback, suspense and surprise endings contribute to the effectiveness of plot development 2.3.5I express interpretations of oral, print and other media texts in another form or genre 2.2.4I create a variety of oral, print and other media texts to explore ideas related to particu…

LA 7: Fantastic Fiction

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Fantastic Fiction
What are the elements of fiction?
How do I identify conflict and explain how it is developed and resolved? How are characters developed?  How can I make sound predictions in a story? What literary elements improve readers experiences?  How? How represent understanding of narratives?  What forms might these interpretations take?  I predict and discuss the consequences of events or characters’ actions, based on information in stories, poems and videos 2.2.5I identify and explain conflict, and discuss how it develops and may be resolved 2.2.8I identify the narrator’s perspective, and explain how it affects the overall meaning of a text 2.3.4I identify and explain how narrative hooks, foreshadowing, flashback, suspense and surprise endings contribute to the effectiveness of plot development 2.3.5I express interpretations of oral, print and other media texts in another form or genre 2.2.4I create a variety of oral, print and other media texts to explore ideas related to particu…

LA 9: Short Story Review

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The Brilliance of Short StoriesWhat are some skills good readers use to better understand texts?
I apply and explain effective procedures for identifying and comprehending words in context; adjust procedures according to the purpose for reading and the complexity of the texts 2.1.8 How can I build an understanding of texts through meaninful discussion with my peers? I discuss how interpretations of the same text might vary, according to the prior knowledge and experience of various readers 2.1.1I analyze how the choices and motives of characters portrayed in oral, print and other media texts provide insight into those of self and others 2.2.7I use own words to summarize and record information in a variety of forms; paraphrase and/or quote relevant facts and opinions; reference sources 3.3.4 What are some key characteristics of narratives? I evaluate the effectiveness of oral, print and other media texts, considering the believability of plot and setting, the credibility of characters, and …