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2 Tangerine by: Edward Bloor For Miss Clabby’s 8 th grade LA class Miss Clabby’s Miss Clabby’s LA , Fiction Reading LA , Setting, Character, Theme, Plot LA , Community Connection

3 Featured Information Setting Setting Setting Characters Characters Characters Theme Theme Theme Plot Plot Plot Conflict Conflict Conflict Resources Resources Resources

4 Setting Tangerine County is a fictional county. Tangerine County is a fictional county. It is a new setting for the Fisher family. It is a new setting for the Fisher family. There are mud bogs that attracted lightning and remain on fire due to the constant strikes. There are mud bogs that attracted lightning and remain on fire due to the constant strikes. “Florida is known as the "Lightning Capital of the World". With more deaths and injuries than all other states combined...” “Florida is known as the "Lightning Capital of the World". With more deaths and injuries than all other states combined...” See this link for more information about lightning strikes by state. See this link for more information about lightning strikes by state.this link this link Jump to: Setting, Characters, Theme, Plot, Conflict, Resources Jump to: Setting, Characters, Theme, Plot, Conflict, ResourcesSettingCharactersThemePlotConflictResourcesSettingCharactersThemePlotConflictResources

5 Setting—Symbolism “Paul's subdivision was built on a foundation of termite- infested ground, next to a field that constantly burns muck fires, near a school that is built on land that becomes a sinkhole. In what ways is the setting of the town of Tangerine a metaphor for Paul's life? What is it that eats away at Paul's foundation? What fire burns constantly in Paul's life? What is it in Paul's life that collapses just as the ground collapses into a sinkhole?” “Paul's subdivision was built on a foundation of termite- infested ground, next to a field that constantly burns muck fires, near a school that is built on land that becomes a sinkhole. In what ways is the setting of the town of Tangerine a metaphor for Paul's life? What is it that eats away at Paul's foundation? What fire burns constantly in Paul's life? What is it in Paul's life that collapses just as the ground collapses into a sinkhole?” For more information about setting, use the Internet link here. For more information about setting, use the Internet link here. here

6 Characters Paul Fisher—younger brother in the Fisher family. Sight- impaired from an accident the family does not want to talk about. Paul Fisher—younger brother in the Fisher family. Sight- impaired from an accident the family does not want to talk about. “He wears glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien, and kids tell a story about how he blinded himself by staring at an eclipse of the sun. But Paul doesn’t remember doing that. And he doesn’t mind the glasses, because with them he can see.” (excerpt from Tangerine) “He wears glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien, and kids tell a story about how he blinded himself by staring at an eclipse of the sun. But Paul doesn’t remember doing that. And he doesn’t mind the glasses, because with them he can see.” (excerpt from Tangerine) Jump to: Setting, Characters, Theme, Plot, Conflict, Resources Jump to: Setting, Characters, Theme, Plot, Conflict, ResourcesSettingCharactersThemePlotConflictResourcesSettingCharactersThemePlotConflictResources

7 Characters Eric Fisher is Paul’s older brother, the football star with secrets. Eric Fisher is Paul’s older brother, the football star with secrets. “... his parents’ constant praise of his brother Erik, the football star, is to cover up something that is terribly wrong.” (excerpt from Tangerine) “... his parents’ constant praise of his brother Erik, the football star, is to cover up something that is terribly wrong.” (excerpt from Tangerine)

8 Characters Mr. and Mrs. Fisher—moved their family from Texas to Florida Mr. and Mrs. Fisher—moved their family from Texas to Florida Favor their older son Favor their older son May be more “blind” than Paul May be more “blind” than Paul

9 Characters The Cruz Family: The Cruz Family: Luis—Friends with Paul from the soccer team Luis—Friends with Paul from the soccer team Teresa—Friends with Paul from the soccer team Teresa—Friends with Paul from the soccer team Father—Runs an orange farm with the help of the children Father—Runs an orange farm with the help of the children For more information on Florida’s orange farmers, click here. For more information on Florida’s orange farmers, click here. here

10 Characters Mr. and Mrs. Donnelly, son Mike Mr. and Mrs. Donnelly, son Mike Mr. and Mrs. Bauer, son Arthur Mr. and Mrs. Bauer, son Arthur Soccer teammates Soccer teammates Teachers and coaches from two schools Teachers and coaches from two schools

11 Theme Change Change Truth Truth “Seeing” people as they really are “Seeing” people as they really are Courage Courage Strength of Character Strength of Character Jump to: Setting, Characters, Theme, Plot, Conflict, Resources Jump to: Setting, Characters, Theme, Plot, Conflict, ResourcesSettingCharactersThemePlotConflictResourcesSettingCharactersThemePlotConflictResources

12 Plot “Paul Fisher can see things his parents can't, like how evil his older brother, Erik the football star, really is. He can see this even though he has been legally blind since an early-childhood accident he can't remember.” “Paul Fisher can see things his parents can't, like how evil his older brother, Erik the football star, really is. He can see this even though he has been legally blind since an early-childhood accident he can't remember.” Jump to: Setting, Characters, Theme, Plot, Conflict, Resources Jump to: Setting, Characters, Theme, Plot, Conflict, ResourcesSettingCharactersThemePlotConflictResourcesSettingCharactersThemePlotConflictResources

13 Plot “Now his family has moved to the bizarre town of Tangerine, where muck fires burn forever, lightning strikes at the same time each day, and half the school disappears into a sinkhole one afternoon. Paul's memories are starting to return--memories that lead to shocking revelations about his family. Meanwhile, he plays on the soccer team with the toughest Latino kids at school, kids who are beginning to accept him as one of their own.” “Now his family has moved to the bizarre town of Tangerine, where muck fires burn forever, lightning strikes at the same time each day, and half the school disappears into a sinkhole one afternoon. Paul's memories are starting to return--memories that lead to shocking revelations about his family. Meanwhile, he plays on the soccer team with the toughest Latino kids at school, kids who are beginning to accept him as one of their own.” More plot information can be found here. More plot information can be found here.here

14 Conflict “Paul fears his brother's physical retaliations, is angry at his father's apparent favoritism toward his brother, and resents his mother's apparent inability to see Erik for what he really is. Erik, therefore, appears to be the root of Paul's problems. Is this true? Is Erik the main conflict that Paul faces? If Erik is what caused and continues to cause Paul's problems, what caused, and perhaps continues to cause, Erik's problems?” “Paul fears his brother's physical retaliations, is angry at his father's apparent favoritism toward his brother, and resents his mother's apparent inability to see Erik for what he really is. Erik, therefore, appears to be the root of Paul's problems. Is this true? Is Erik the main conflict that Paul faces? If Erik is what caused and continues to cause Paul's problems, what caused, and perhaps continues to cause, Erik's problems?” Jump to: Setting, Characters, Theme, Plot, Conflict, Resources Jump to: Setting, Characters, Theme, Plot, Conflict, ResourcesSettingCharactersThemePlotConflictResourcesSettingCharactersThemePlotConflictResources

15 Links to Additional Information which can be used for Final Project bersText.do?org.apache.struts.taglib.html.TOKEN=80cca 8553bdf345938b85d7ae3a5c764&number=219363&passw ord= bersText.do?org.apache.struts.taglib.html.TOKEN=80cca 8553bdf345938b85d7ae3a5c764&number=219363&passw ord= bersText.do?org.apache.struts.taglib.html.TOKEN=80cca 8553bdf345938b85d7ae3a5c764&number=219363&passw ord bersText.do?org.apache.struts.taglib.html.TOKEN=80cca 8553bdf345938b85d7ae3a5c764&number=219363&passw ord All information must be documented in Final Project. All information must be documented in Final Project.

16 Symbolism For class discussion when we have completed the novel, explain how this picture represents Paul and his personal growth through the story. For class discussion when we have completed the novel, explain how this picture represents Paul and his personal growth through the story.

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18 Resources reviews/Tangerine.html reviews/Tangerine.html reviews/Tangerine.html reviews/Tangerine.html 2_type=Book_typeId= _type=Book_typeId= _type=Book_typeId= _type=Book_typeId=


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