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1 Setting The setting of a story is the time and place of the action

2 Setting Questions to ask – What evidence in the story helps you know where the story takes place? – How does the story’s setting create mood or atmosphere? – How is the story’s setting related to the plot? To the theme?

3 One Thing Choose one of the items you brought from your setting. – What does this item say about you? I brought__________. This shows that I

4 Place and Time – Crow Call Places- Diner, country, Pennsylvania, woods, U.S., store, car, bedroom, on a hill Time- November, 1945, fall, morning, after a war (WWII), old timey cars, – See leaves on the trees-fall colors, bare trees – Sun was rising – After the war because her dad had been gone a long time, she was uncomfortable around her dad.

5 Lizzie’s Bag What are five objects that you would put in Lizzie’s bag to represent her personal setting.

6 Comparing Settings Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting your personal setting to Lizzie’s. Write a paragraph comparing and contrasting your personal setting to Lizzie’s.

7 Setting, Mood, and Relationships Relationships help set the mood in stories. – Relationships are part of the setting, characters and storyline.

8 How does the setting help us know the character? Messy desk because he’s so busy. Has a lot of work. Very strict. How does setting show relationships? – He’s the boss, doesn’t like Donovan because he caused a big screw up. He doesn’t even know Donovan’s name.

9 Mood Is the feeling a piece of text (story or other writing) causes in the reader: happy, sad, peaceful, etc. Mood is the overall feeling of the piece, or passage. It could be called the author’s emotional-intellectual attitude toward the subject

10 Mood Continued -By choosing certain words rather than others and by weaving their connotations together, an author can give whole settings and scenes a kind of personality, or mood. Note the difference if he/she describes a tall, thin tree as "erect like a steeple“ "spiked like a witch's hat“ "a leafy spear" "rather slim"

11 Words that Describe Positive Mood amused awed bouncy calm cheerful chipper confident contemplative content determined dignified dreamy ecstatic empowered energetic enlightened enthralled excited exhilarated flirty giddy grateful light-hearted loving mellow nostalgic optimistic passionate peaceful playful pleased refreshed rejuvenated relaxed relieved satiated satisfied sentimental silly surprised sympathetic thankful thoughtful touched trustful vivacious warm welcoming

12 Words the Describe Negative Mood painful pensive pessimistic predatory rejected restless scared serious sick somber stressed suspenseful tense terrifying threatening uncomfortable vengeful violent worried distressed drained dreary embarrassed enraged envious exhausted fatalistic foreboding frustrated futile gloomy grumpy haunting heartbroken hopeless hostile indifferent infuriated insidious intimidated irate irritated jealous lethargic lonely melancholic merciless moody morose nauseated nervous nightmarish numb overwhelmed aggravated annoyed anxious apathetic apprehensive barren brooding cold confining confused cranky crushed cynical depressed desolate disappointed

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