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Readers Workshop 8B

Today the students worked on their plot outlines for the short story, The Monkey's Paw.  They have completed two of these plot outlines as formative assessments and received feedback on the one they completed for Tell Tale Heart.  The plot outline for The Monkey's Paw will be due on Tuesday February 27.  Below is the order for the plot line and the expectations:

Order of Elements of Plot

Exposition:

                Time:

                Place:

                Mood:

                Characters:  (with descriptions)

                Beginning events:  (Events that come before the Initial Incident)

                Point of View:

Initial Incident:  (what the problem that needs to be solved)

Conflict:  (Type of conflict with description)

Rising Action:  (10 major events that help move the story forward and are descriptive)

Climax:  (the highest point of suspense and where the problem is solved)

Falling Action:

Denouement:

Theme:  (the lesson or idea that the author is trying to get across to society; it is a statement NOT just one word)

Author Tools: (with direct information from text; can use quotes but explain how it is what it is)

                Suspense:

                Irony:

                Foreshadowing: