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1 introduction to book, author and chapter 1 January 14, 2015Touching Spirit Bearintroduction to book, author and chapter 1Homework:NoneObjectiveI can evaluate elements such as setting, characters and conflict in the exposition of TSBWarm Up:One literary element commonly used in TSB is flashback. In your Literature book, look up the definition of FLASHBACK and copy it into your notes.
2 Flashbackan interruption of the action to introduce events that took place at an earlier time.
4 What is the purpose of a flashback in a story? - it provides important information relating to the current story- it builds suspense- the use of transition words will help signal the beginning / end of a flashback
5 FlashbackLet's take a look at an example of a flashback in a popular fable by Aesop...The Ant and the Grasshopper
6 One fine summer day, Grasshopper was hopping about in the field One fine summer day, Grasshopper was hopping about in the field. As he chirped and danced, he spied Ant carrying a big kernel of corn to his nest. Grasshopper watched as Ant came back, lifted another kernel, then carried it to the nest as well. This happened repeatedly. Finally, Grasshopper asked, "Ant, why do you work so hard on such a lovely day?""Soon it will be winter," replied Ant. "I'm gathering food for my family. I suggest you do the same!""Why bother about winter?" asked Grasshopper. "There's plenty of food in the fields now!"Ant remembered last winter and how deep snow had covered everything. There had been no way to get out of his anthill, let alone try to find food! Now, an even worse winter was predicted. "You'll feel differently when the big snow comes!" said Ant, as he shook his head and walked away.When winter came, Grasshopper had no food. The fields were covered with deep snow. Grasshopper was very hungry and sad, knowing that Ant had food enough because he had worked hard to prepare in advance.
7 1. Think about the primary reason for the author's use of flashback 1. Think about the primary reason for the author's use of flashback. In this fable, the author uses flashback to have...a. Grasshopper remember a song he used to sing.b. Ant remember where Grasshopper used to live.c. Ant remember how bad last winter was.d. Grasshopper remember where he hid seeds during the summer.
8 Today we will be reading chapter 1 ofTouching Spirit Bear together. Before we read, however, we will preview the book and get to know the author, Ben Mikaelsen, as well as a gain a better understanding of the topic of this novel - the Spirit Bear.
10 Getting to know the author Getting to know the Spirit Bear
11 We will now read chapter 1 ofTouching Spirit Bear together.As we read, make a notein your book of when Cole'sflashback begins and ends.Copy down the line andpage number for each ofthese things. Also, look for the elements that can be found in a story's exposition.
12 expositionsetting -main characters -hint at the central conflict -
13 Chapter Questions - Chapter 1 1. Where is Cole being sent, and why is he being sent there?2. How does Cole feel about banishment as a punishment?3. How does Cole view adults and authority? Cite examples from the book.4. Garvey, the youth probation officer, introduces Cole to the concept ofCircle Justice. Briefly describe what Circle Justice is.5. Why does Garvey state “Something terrible has happened to you to make you want to kill a poor small animal”? Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why or why not.
14 Peter flashback in chapter 1 What line / pg. # begins the flashback?What line / pg. # ends the flashback?