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UNIT 2: NARRATIVE Lesson 4:. Check your “Highlighting A Christmas Memory” assignment On Friday, you were given an assignment to highlight the 4 methods.

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1 UNIT 2: NARRATIVE Lesson 4:

2 Check your “Highlighting A Christmas Memory” assignment On Friday, you were given an assignment to highlight the 4 methods of creating tone in “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. Open that assignment now in eBackpack so that you can compare your work with the following review.

3 UNIT 2: NARRATIVE WRITING UEQ: How do literary elements create an engaging story, and how can I use these elements to write a personal narrative?

4 Review Lesson 3 What are 4 ways that the author creates tone in “ A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote? 1. Word choice: highlight in light blue 2. Sentence structure: highlight in lt green 3. Punctuation: highlight orange 4. Narrative voice: highlight in gray

5 WHAT ARE 4 WAYS THAT THE AUTHOR CREATES TONE IN “ A CHRISTMAS MEMORY” BY TRUMAN CAPOTE? 1.Word Choice:

6 Creating Tone with Word Choice “ and a fireplace with two rocking chairs placed in front of it” (imagery of coziness)

7 Creating Tone with Word Choice “Silently, wallowing in the pleasures of conspiracy, we take the bead purse from its secret place and spill its contents on the scrap quilt.” (irony)

8 Creating Tone with Word Choice “A message saying so merely confirms a piece of news some secret vein had already received, severing from me an irreplaceable part of myself, letting it loose like a kite on a broken string.” (figurative language)

9 WHAT ARE 4 WAYS THAT THE AUTHOR CREATES TONE IN “ A CHRISTMAS MEMORY” BY TRUMAN CAPOTE? 2. Sentence Structure

10 Creating Tone with Sentence Structure “Enter: two relatives. Very angry. Potent with eyes that scold, tongues that scald. Listen to what they have to say, the words tumbling together into a wrathful tune: "A child of seven! whiskey on his breath! are you out of your mind?

11 WHAT ARE 4 WAYS THAT THE AUTHOR CREATES TONE IN “ A CHRISTMAS MEMORY” BY TRUMAN CAPOTE? 3. Punctuation

12 Creating Tone with Punctuation Life separates us. Those who Know Best decide that I belong in a military school. (capitalization reveals attitude towards those in power)

13 WHAT ARE 4 WAYS THAT THE AUTHOR CREATES TONE IN “ A CHRISTMAS MEMORY” BY TRUMAN CAPOTE? 4. Narrative Voice

14 Creating Tone with Narrative Voice “…tame hummingbirds (just try it) till they balance on her finger, tell ghost stories (we both believe in ghosts) so tingling they chill you in July, talk to herself, take walks in the rain…’

15 How does overall structure help to communicate tone? Organize your narrative around the sequence of the most important events that happen. Make sure that each event relates to the feelings that the narrator has about the overall story events.

16 Skeleton Structure Look at the skeleton structure of “A Christmas Memory.” Your assignment: 1.Choose a story that you have from your memories.

17 Make a Skeleton Plan 1.Review the criteria for a good personal narrative on the assignment page in eBackpack (Unit 2, lesson 4, “Planning a personal narrative…”) 2.Complete the planning questions and develop a skeleton plan for your personal narrative. Due this Wednesday.

18 Lesson 4 LEQ How can a reader distinguish between major and minor conflicts, and how do internal conflicts affect external conflicts?

19 Key Words Major Conflict Minor Conflict Internal conflict External conflict

20 UNIT 2, LESSON 4 LEQ How can a reader distinguish between major and minor conflicts?

21 AP #1: What kind of internal and external conflicts may characters face in a narrative?

22 What is external conflict? Human vs. ____________________ Human vs. _ Nature Human vs. ______Society human

23 WHAT IS EXTERNAL CONFLICT? Human vs. self (often, this can be a moral struggle— a conflict regarding doing what is right or ethical.

24 AP #2: What is major conflict? A major conflict is the dominant problem of the story that connects to the climax and theme of the plot structure.

25 WHAT IS A MINOR CONFLICT? A minor conflict is a secondary conflict that intertwines with the major conflict. (ex. “The Dinner Party)

26 DIFFERENCE? Major conflicts drive the plot and connect clearly to the overall theme. Minor conflicts relate to the major conflict in some important way; they help to elucidate the major conflict.

27 DIFFERENCE? Usually, the reader first encounters the major conflict. Then, other minor conflicts help to reinforce the major conflict. At the resolution of the story, the relationship of the major conflicts, the minor conflicts, and the theme become clear. tionship of minor conflicts to the major conflict usually becomes clear.

28 Lesson 4 Activity #1 Finding the Major Conflict in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

29 Lesson 4 Activity #1 As we read Stave 1, try to figure out what the major problem is that is faced by the main character.

30 Lesson 4 Activity #1 What literary devices does the author use to establish the major conflict in this text?

31 “A Christmas Carol” Stave 1 What is the point of view of the story? Who is the narrator of the story?

32 “A Christmas Carol” Stave 1 Who is the main character being described in Stave 1?

33 “A Christmas Carol” Stave 1 How does the author use descriptive elements to help reinforce the conflict?

34 “A Christmas Carol” Stave 1 How does Dickens use Direct and Indirect Characterization to help establish the major conflict?

35 “A Christmas Carol” Stave 1 How does the setting help to characterize the main character? (Indirectly characterizes Scrooge as cold and unfeeling.)

36 “A Christmas Carol” Stave 1 Why does the author use an allusion to Hamlet by William Shakespeare?

37 ASSIGNMENTS Remember to check the class website for assignments related to Lesson 4. Most assignments will be found in eBackpack, organized as: MP2, Unit 2, Lesson 4.


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