2Baker Heater League/The 11:59 Notes Nonfiction presents real people and events; fiction presents imaginary people and events.Fiction can contain imaginary events.Plot elements consist of: exposition, rising action, conflict, climax, falling action, and resolution.
3Baker Heater League/The 11:59 Notes Conflict is part of the plot.The resolution is the end of the plot.Nonfiction is told from the author’s point of view (perspective).A short story is an example of fiction.
4Baker Heater League/The 11:59 Notes A short story is an example of fiction.Atmosphere/mood is the overall feeling of the work or story.Casey Jones and John Henry had qualities the railroad workers valued.Patrica McKissack wrote “The Baker Heater League” to inform readers about early railroad workers.
5Baker Heater League/The 11:59 Notes Patrica McKissack wrote “The Baker Heater League” to inform readers about early railroad workers.“The Baker Heater League is told from the author’s point of view (Patricia McKissack).The Theme/Message conveyed in “The 11:59 is no one can escape death.
6Baker Heater League/The 11:59 Notes The conflict in “The 11:59” is when Lester hears the whistle of the 11:59, but is not ready to die.The setting of “The 11:59” is St. Louis, the mid 1900’s.Lester Simmons is a retired Pullman car porter.
7Baker Heater League/The 11:59 Notes Lester Simmons is a retired Pullman car porter.One of Lester Simmons character traits is that he has good storytelling skills.The phrase Tick tock, Tick tock near the end of “The 11:59” is used to build suspense and show the passing of time.
8Baker Heater League/The 11:59 Notes “The 11:59” is a symbol for the Death Train.The theme/message of “The 11:59” is “You can’t escape death no matter how hard you try.”Lester Simmons watch stops at exactly 11:59 at the end (resolution) of the story.
9Baker Heater League/The 11:59 Notes The Baker Heater League is a brotherhood of storytelling railroad sleeping car porters.While Lester Simmons is locked in his apartment he looks back over his life, because he is preparing to die.The resolution of “The 11:59” is Lester Simmons dies.
10Baker Heater League/The 11:59 Notes Types of FictionTypes of NonfictionShort storyNovelNovellaHistorical FictionRealistic FictionScience FictionFantasyNews ArticleBiographyAutobiographyJournalReference BookTextbookDiaryLetterEssaySpeech