Presentation on theme: "Rules By: Cynthia Lord Scholastic Inc. Copyright 2006."— Presentation transcript:
Rules By: Cynthia Lord Scholastic Inc. Copyright 2006
Setting The story took place in the summer because if it was in the school year, Catherine would have been doing homework instead of narrating the story. The important place in the story was Catherine’s house because if she was in school, she wouldn’t have been making rules for David. The other important place in the story was the clinic because if she was in school, she wouldn’t have been friends with Jason or she wouldn’t know him.
Catherine The main character in the story is Catherine because she is narrating the story and talking about her life. Catherine’s goal is to help her brother, David, because he has autism. Catherine is trying to teach David the rules like keeping your pants on in public so David won’t go too crazy around the house or outside.
Jason Jason is the minor character in the story because Catherine meets Jason almost everyday. Jason is an important minor character because if he didn’t meet Catherine at the clinic, he wouldn’t be so involved in the storyline most of the time.
Problem/Solution The problem in this story is that David almost never follows the rules. The solution was that David kept his pants up in public, and remembered not to put toys in the fish tank. He followed those rules because he had the ability to learn his lesson.
Vocabulary Breaststroking- a stroke involving going under water then coming back up for air. “I go breaststroking under water.” Billowing- flying but in a different word. “Seagulls billowing into the air at every turn.” Linoleum- That is a basic plastic floor. “She was cleaning a milk puddle from the linoleum.” Minnow- A type of fish that swims in fresh water lakes. “Only minnows come near the shore.” Cue- To give a signal to someone to tell them when to do something. “Mrs. Frost drops her magazine and even the receptionist has stopped typing, her hands held above her keyboard like a conductor waiting to cue a symphony.”
Made by: David Borucki, Alejandro Giron, Connor Watson 4 th grade Miss Pearl’s class May 24,2013