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Setting. In just 3 minutes the final bell would ring, and summer vacation would officially start. The summit of Mt. Everest was in sight; Sylvia couldn’t.

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1 Setting

2 In just 3 minutes the final bell would ring, and summer vacation would officially start. The summit of Mt. Everest was in sight; Sylvia couldn’t believe she had actually made it. Miles rubbed his eyes and looked out the window. It was January 2, and another cold and snowy birthday.

3 Elements of Setting Time (12:46 a.m., Tuesday, the year 2056) Place (the kitchen, a department store, downtown Milwaukee, the Ocean) Circumstances (a war, a feuding family, the Great Depression)

4 Guided Practice with Setting Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. Maria enters and is engulfed by the chaos. People wearing white suits and black ties hurry from one spot to the next, without watching their steps or caring if they elbow each other. Crowds of guests gather in awkward locations, blocking almost all of the exits. A terrible burning odor fills the air and someone nearby is shouting out commands. Maria begins to feel anxious, and so she turns around and leaves. She knows she can’t handle working here. The New Job 1. Based on information in the selection, the reader can tell that the story takes place... A. on a bus B. a long time ago C. in a restaurant D. on a bridge

5 Guided Practice with Setting Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. Maria enters and is engulfed by the chaos. People wearing white suits and black ties hurry from one spot to the next, without watching their steps or caring if they elbow each other. Crowds of guests gather in awkward locations, blocking almost all of the exits. A terrible burning odor fills the air and someone nearby is shouting out commands. Maria begins to feel anxious, and so she turns around and leaves. She knows she can’t handle working here. The New Job 1. Based on information in the selection, the reader can tell that the story takes place... A. on a bus B. a long time ago C. in a restaurant D. on a bridge

6 Guided Practice with Setting Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. Maria enters and is engulfed by the chaos. People wearing white suits and black ties hurry from one spot to the next, without watching their steps or caring if they elbow each other. Crowds of guests gather in awkward locations, blocking almost all of the exits. A terrible burning odor fills the air and someone nearby is shouting out commands. Maria begins to feel anxious, and so she turns around and leaves. She knows she can’t handle working here. The New Job 2. How does the setting of this story contribute to the character’s actions? A. It makes her want to jump into the action. B. It makes her want to sit down and observe. C. It makes her worry there will be a fire. D. It makes her want to leave and not return.

7 Guided Practice with Setting Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. Maria enters and is engulfed by the chaos. People wearing white suits and black ties hurry from one spot to the next, without watching their steps or caring if they elbow each other. Crowds of guests gather in awkward locations, blocking almost all of the exits. A terrible burning odor fills the air and someone nearby is shouting out commands. Maria begins to feel anxious, and so she turns around and leaves. She knows she can’t handle working here. The New Job 2. How does the setting of this story contribute to the character’s actions? A. It makes her want to jump into the action. B. It makes her want to sit down and observe. C. It makes her worry there will be a fire. D. It makes her want to leave and not return.

8 Guided Practice with Setting Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. The wind picks up and flecks of rock, and red dirt swirl around the stranger walking down the road. He covers his nose and mouth, but it is too late––the taste of iron is on his tongue, and grit is stuck to his teeth. He had strolled and whistled for miles through grassy plains and along bubbling brooks, enjoying the clouds and the birds. Now his eyes are almost shut and his head is down as he wraps his windbreaker tighter around him. He approaches a town, but sees no residents. All the signs read “closed for the season.” He stands still, waiting for something, anything, to happen. The Road 1. How does the setting of this story contribute to the character’s feelings? A. It makes him feel uncomfortable and uncertain. B. It makes him feel relaxed and calm. C. It makes him feel sad and afraid. D. It makes him feel confident and excited.

9 Guided Practice with Setting Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. The wind picks up and flecks of rock and red dirt swirl around the stranger walking down the road. He covers his nose and mouth, but it is too late––the taste of iron is on his tongue and grit is stuck to his teeth. He had strolled and whistled for miles through grassy plains and along bubbling brooks, enjoying the clouds and the birds. Now his eyes are almost shut and his head is down as he wraps his windbreaker tighter around him. He approaches a town, but sees no residents. All the signs read “closed for the season.” He stands still, waiting for something, anything, to happen. The Road 1. How does the setting of this story contribute to the character’s feelings? A. It makes him feel uncomfortable and uncertain. B. It makes him feel relaxed and calm. C. It makes him feel sad and afraid. D. It makes him feel confident and excited.

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