Presentation on theme: "Week 6 Vocabulary Collaborate – To work with others to achieve a common goal. Emulate – To follow the direction or example of another. Integrity – The."— Presentation transcript:
Week 6 Vocabulary Collaborate – To work with others to achieve a common goal. Emulate – To follow the direction or example of another. Integrity – The quality of possessing honesty and decency. Nonchalant –The quality of being calm and relaxed. Reclusive – The quality of sticking to one’s self.
Week 6 Vocabulary Resilient – Quick to recover or maintain a healthy state. Reverence – Profound respect. Submissive – Quick to give in to pressure. Wary – Watchful and alert Pragmatic – The quality of being practical or useful.
Creating Characters: Attention to detail
Our Goal “From the second paragraph what can be reasonably inferred about so-and-so?” A. blah B. blah blah C. Blah Blah Blah
How Do We Answer? - You need to make inferences about the characters from the story. (Inference- An educated conclusion based on prior knowledge and evidence.) Inference - An educated conclusion based on prior knowledge and evidence.
While We Read… - We need to be constantly painting a mental picture of our characters and settings.
Mental Paint Brush -The paint brush we use are STEALS. - They’re back!
STEAL What/how does the character S – speak. - “He always responds with one word answers” - “She speaks in a southern dialect.”
STEAL What/How does the character T - think or believe in - “He doesn’t trust anyone” - “She is a Christian”
STEAL How does the character : E – Effect other characters -“He scares people” - “The store clerk laughed at his joke”
STEAL How does the character tend to: A – Act - “He walks slowly” - “He is always fighting with people”
STEAL How does the character: L – Look “He has a wrinkled face” “She wears tattered clothes”
Let’s Try One ◦Julie held up six different outfits in front of the mirror and pondered which would go best with her navy blue shoes, pastel eye shadow and the diamond earrings she’d already procured from her overflowing vanity. After ninety minutes of mixing and matching, and cell-phoning her sister three times for advice, Julie finally made up her mind. She’d give the navy blue skirt and white sweater a try, hoping Trent would love it. ◦Which of the following can be reasonably inferred from this passage? ◦A. Julie is a pretty girl. ◦B. Julie is nervous for a date. ◦C. Julie is going to be late for work. ◦D. Julie and Trent will eventually get married and start a family together.