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1 Today’s Target in Language Arts: Every Student will… Analyze the influence of “Setting” on plot by comparing and contrasting the plot elements of 2 versions of the 3 little pigs By drawing conclusions about how the plot elements of the 3 little pigs would change in a new setting

2 This week’s Theme: PLOT First things first…Definitions! What is a setting? Where and When a story takes place is called the setting. True or False: A setting must be a real place. A setting can be real or imaginary! Can you think of real and imaginary settings… Class Brainstorm: RealImaginary

3 There are ____________ major elements of a setting: FOUR Brainstorm: 1) Place - geographical location Where is the action of the story taking place? Brainstorm: 2 ) Time - When is the story taking place? - Year? Season? Time of Day? Time period? 30 sec.: list different “Place” Settings… 30 sec: list different “Time” Settings… Brainstorm: 3) Weather Conditions – Describe the outdoors - Sunny? Stormy? Hot? cold? 30 sec: list different “Weather” Settings… Brainstorm: 4) Atmosphere/Mood – Infer the Tone of the setting - Gloomy? Cheerful? Optimistic? Pessimistic? 30 sec: list different “Tone” Settings…

4 TOPIC OF ANALYSIS – How does a setting influence (or determine) the plot and conflict of a story…. A setting often plays a role in how the story develops. To show this relationship, I’ll give you a conflict and you give me the setting…. Bonus: -Write down possible RESOLUTIONS for this conflict -Write down other possible characters in this setting ConflictPossible Setting-place, time, weather, tone 1) A man is attacked by a bear… Forest (probably not a city) -Nighttime? -Cold? -Scary

5 TOPIC OF ANALYSIS – How does a setting influence (or determine) the plot and conflict of a story…. A setting often plays a role in how the story develops. To show this relationship, I’ll give you a conflict and you give me the setting…. Bonus: -Write down possible RESOLUTIONS for this conflict -Write down other possible characters in this setting ConflictPossible Setting – place, time, weather, tone 2) Aliens from different planets fight each other Outer space -The future -Foggy -Frightening

6 TOPIC OF ANALYSIS – How does a setting influence (or determine) the plot and conflict of a story…. A setting often plays a role in how the story develops. DO THE OPPOSITE: I will give you a setting and you give me the conflict Bonus: -Write down possible RESOLUTIONS for this conflict -Write down other possible characters in this setting ConflictPossible Setting – place, time, weather, tone - A Ghost attacks somebody A Haunted House

7 TOPIC OF ANALYSIS – How does a setting influence (or determine) the plot and conflict of a story…. A setting often plays a role in how the story develops. DO THE OPPOSITE: I will give you a setting and you give me the conflict Bonus: -Write down possible RESOLUTIONS for this conflict -Write down other possible characters in this setting ConflictPossible Setting – place, time, weather, tone - The ship hits an iceberg A ship

8 Let’s analyze how a different setting might change the 5 plot elements… We will compare and contrast the plot elements of 2 versions of the Three Little Pigs in different settings. Classic Version – Setting: An English Countryside A Southwest Version – Setting: The Arizona Desert Walt Disney Short of the Three Little Pigs Short Story

9 Can you remember the 5 different Elements of a Plot (Name and Describe) Class Review: 1) Exposition -Introduce the Setting and the Characters -Sets up or hints at the conflict 2) Rising Action -Shows how the conflict becomes more difficult -Builds suspense 3) Climax -The most exciting point, the turning point -Makes the outcome of the conflict clear 4) Falling Action -Eases the tension -Shows how the main character resolves the conflict 5) Resolution -Reveals how everything turns out -Sometimes ends with a surprise twist!

10 STEP 1: Read story 1 and identify the major plot elements… Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution SETTING 1 (traditional story) Then, we will compare the 2 different versions SETTING 2 (javelinas) STEP 2: Read story 2 and identify the major corresponding plot elements…

11 Exposition -Pigs wearing sailor outfits and overalls -1 st pig plays the flute and builds house of hay -2 nd Pig plays the fiddle and builds house of sticks -3 rd pig builds house of bricks -Big bad wolf wears top hat and suspenders Rising Action Disguises himself in sheep skin Is hit by apples in an apple tree Disguises himself as an artist and toothbrush salesman Climax -Uses Turpentine to burn the wolf Falling Action Wolf runs away in great pain and howls Resolution -Pigs dance around in celebration (and 3 rd pig tricks his brothers playfully. SETTING 1:Countryside STEP 1: Read story 1 and identify the major plot elements…

12 Exp ositi on -Pigs wearing sailor outfits and overalls -1 st pig plays the flute and builds house of hay -2 nd Pig plays the fiddle and builds house of sticks -3 rd pig builds house of bricks -Big bad wolf wears top hat and suspenders Risi ng Acti on Disguises himself in sheep skin Is hit by apples in an apple tree Disguises himself as an artist and toothbrush salesman Clim ax -Uses Turpentine to burn the wolf Falli ng Acti on Wolf runs away in great pain and howls Res oluti on -Pigs dance around in celebration (and 3 rd pig tricks his brothers playfully. SETTING 2: STEP 2: Read story 2 and identify the major corresponding plot elements… Teacher uses Notebook File and Overhead Transparency…

13 Can you brainstorm the 5 different Plot Elements if the 3 little pigs was set in the Ocean? Let’s re-write the story TOGETHER 1) Exposition -Characters: -Conflict: 2) Rising Action 3) Climax 4) Falling Action 5) Resolution SETTING:___The Ocean______________________

14 Show what you know! – Independent practice analyze how changes in setting influence changes in plot elements by graphically comparing two similar stories with different settings. 1) Exposition 2) Rising Action 3) Climax 4) Falling Action 5) Resolution Cinderella in 3 different settings


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