All information on this site is subject to change. For our Fiction Unit we will be working through the Reading Literature Common Core State Standards. Please click the Common Core Based Units tab for those standards. This page will have some of the handouts and activities that we complete in class. I will add content as we work through this unit. The majority of this unit will be focused on The Lord of the Flies by William Golding. The content for that section is linked above.
Directions: Click the link (he button above) Enter in the username and password Click "Go to the Online Textbook" Click "Book Pages" Using the search bar at the top (two boxes are side by side) click "Browse By" and "Title" "Pancakes" is under P "The Gift of the Magi" is under G Please print these so that you can annotate them.
You must complete the annotation and the multiple choice in order to receive full credit. I will not take one complete passage- you must have them both completed. I will not take these late- they are optional! The amount of effort must be comparable to a close reading passage. Check the Close Reading tab for notes on how to annotate.
FICTION TEST- 1st and 2nd Period- Finish Monday Oct. 12th You must check PowerSchool to view your grade. If you score a 79 or below, you may retake the test. If you wish to retake the test, you must attend remediation on Wednesday or Thursday from 2:30-3:00 P.M. The retake will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Friday
3rd Period- Fiction Test Oct 27th- Tuesday If you score a 79% or below, you are eligible for a retake. In order to retake the test, you must attend remediation after school. Remediation- Wednesday 28th 2:15-3 or Thursday 29th 2:15-3 Retake- Friday 30th 2:15-unti
Literary Terms Bank
suspense: excitement or tension that readers feel as they wait to find out how a story ends or how conflict is resolved
foreshadowing: hints or clues used by an author to suggest events that will occur later in the story More help? Try this: Foreshadowing
flashback: an account of a conversation, an episode, or an event that happened before the beginning of the story
conflict: struggle between opposing forces. External: involves a character who is pitted against another character, an outside force, nature, or a physical object Internal: a problem which occurs within the characters (thoughts)
point of view: the method of narration used in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry; in first-person point of view, the narrator is a character in the story as in "The Model," where the narrator is a good friend of Jean Summer, the painter. In third-person point of view, the narrator is not one of the charatcers in the story. In third-person omniscient (all-knowing), the narrator, who again is not a character in the composition, "sees" into the mind of all the characters and provides this knowledge to the reader. However, third-person limited, the narrator tells us what only one character thinks, feels, and observes.
Irony: Irony occurs when reality is opposite of what it seems. We study three types: Situational irony is a contrast between what a reader or character expects to happen and what actually occurs. Dramatic irony occurs when the reader knows something that a character does not know. Verbal irony occurs when someone knowingly exaggerates or says something and means another. symbol: person, place, object, or an activity that stands for something beyond itself motif: a recurring object, person, symbol, or action which is used to affect the theme
tone: the attitude a writer takes toward a subject; tone reflects the feelings of the author through diction, imagery, details, syntax and figurative language.
Elements of Fiction setting: when and where the story takes place character: individuals who participate in the action plot: the sequence of events in a story central idea/theme: a general statement about the human experience, human nature, or life Characterization protagonist: main character antagonist: character or force in opposition to the protagonist dynamic: refers to a character who undergoes change static: character who remains the same round: character who is highly developed; variety of traits flat: character who is one-sided
General Narrative Structure exposition: first stage in the plot which provides background information, introduces setting and characters, and may introduce a conflict rising action: stage in a plot where significant details are used to develop the conflict, which leads to the climax climax: the point of maximum tension or interest in the plot; the climax may also be a turning point in the story falling action (denouement):details in the plot which follow the climax and show the result of the climax; tension eases and the resolution follows resolution: how the author decides to resolve the conflict in the story; occasionally, stories end without a resolution