2New Vocabulary inflammatory- adj. characterized by pain and swelling solemn- adj. serious; somberrheumatism- n. painful condition of the joints and muscles
3New Vocabulary pitch- v. to plunge headlong; to throw whopper- n. something exceptionally big or remarkablegrand- adj. impressive in size, appearance, or general effect
4Literary Elements- Point of View Point of View- the vantage point from which a story is told.First-person- narrator is a character who participates in action of story (through character’s eyes), I/me
5Literary Elements- Point of View Third-person- narrator is not a character who participates in action of story (outside observer), he/she/they, etc.Limited- narrator’s knowledge is limited to what one of the characters knowsOmniscient- narrator knows more than any one single character can know
6Literary Elements- Theme Theme- central message or insight into lifeimplied or stated directlyor can be determined by what character learns from his/her experiencesThink about these questions as you read:What are the narrator’s thoughts and feelings about his experiences?What lesson does he learn about a “stolen day”?
7Reading Strategy- Author’s Purpose Fiction writers write for a variety of purposes:To entertainTo teachTo call to actionTo reflect on experiencesAs you read, think about author’s purpose to help you better understand the story
8You Need To Know Who wrote “Stolen Day?” What stole the narrator’s day?When did the narrator first experience the symptoms of his "disease"?What was the first indication that the narrator is creating his symptoms?What’s the relationship between the narrator and his mother?Why does the narrator have a death fantasy?What makes his worst fear come true at the end of the story?Did the narrator have the disease or not?Why is the story called, "Stolen Day?"
9Review and Assess Thinking About the Selection Respond: What do you think the mother will say to her son after the end of the story? Explain your answer.(a) Recall: What does the narrator criticize about his mother? (b) Connect: How does he take advantage of her situation at home? (c) Generalize: Describe the narrator's household.Recall: How does the narrator's father learn that he left school that day?Recall: What makes the boy feel like a hero? (b) Analyze: What happens to the boy when his family laughs at him? (c) Speculate: What might the boy eventually learn from this experience?
10Literary Analysis Point of View Describe how the story would be different if it was told from the mother's point of view?How would the narrator's personal feelings be revealed if the story was told from third-person omniscient point of view? In your opinion, which would be more effective?
11Connecting Literary Elements What is the theme of the story? How can you relate this to experiences that you have had?
12Reading Strategy Understanding Author's Purpose Find two hints that show the author meant to reveal how children think and reason.What evidence indicates that the author wants to entertain his audience?
13Test What You Know! Jot down the answers to these questions…