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1 “The Dog of Pompeii” Essential Question:
How would the story’s resolution be different if Bimbo and Tito were different?

2 Plot Structure Label your plot diagram now.

3 Exposition What is in the exposition?
Introduction of the main characters and setting

4 Rising Action What is in the rising action?
The initial conflict (problem), followed by events that lead up to the climax

5 Climax The moment of the highest interest and the greatest emotion
Turning point toward the resolution of the problem What is the climax?

6 Falling Action Events that happen after the climax happens and lead to the story's end What is in the falling action?

7 Resolution What is the resolution? End or conclusion of the story

8 Theme The main message, moral, or lesson of a story What is theme?
Examples: Friendships are more important than winning Being kind is more important than being right What is theme?

9 Characterization What is characterization?
The way an author reveals the characters’ personalities. Use STEAL to understand a character! Speech: What does the character say? How does the character speak? Thoughts: What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings? Effect: How do other characters feel about this character? Actions: What does the character do? How does the character behave? Looks: What does the character look like? How does the character dress? What is characterization?

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