TYPES OF CHARACTERS
*STATIC character- does not experience BASIC character CHANGES during the course of the PLOT
*DYNAMIC character- experiences CHANGES throughout the PLOT of the story
*ROUND character- COMPLICATED character with MANY DIFFERENT SIDES and EMOTIONS
*FLAT character-SIMPLE character who has FEW TRAITS
*PROTANGONIST- a MAIN character in a DRAMA
*ANTAGONIST- the PERSON or GROUP who goes against the PROTAGONIST
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE is language that doesn't mean exactly what it says.
a statement that is greatly EXAGGERATED used to evoke strong feelings in the reader, but it's not meant to e taken seriously.
ex: I'm so hungry, I can eat a cow.
giving human traits to something that is not human.
ex: The flowers grabbbed my ankles as I walked past.
ex: Boom! POW! Clickety-clack! Woop! Sloop! Zoop!
multiple words in a sentence that START with the SAME SOUND.
ex: She sells seashells by the sea shore.
phrases that don't mean exactly what they say.
ex: You're in the dog house! (means you are in trouble)
comparing two different things and finding something they have in common, using the words LIKE or AS.
ex: Her smile was as bright as the sun.
Compare two or more things that are SIMILAR without using the words the like or as.
ex: Her smile is the sun.
Notice & Notes
Six Signposts of Reading
Why are we learning these?
The 6 “signposts” alert readers to significant moments in a work of literature and encourage students to read closely.
Contrasts and Contradictions
Words of the Wiser
Again and Again
Defining the Signposts
|Contrasts and Contradictions||Aha Moment||Tough Questions||Words of the Wiser||Again and Again||Memory Moment|
|DEFINE: A sharp contrast between what we would expect and what we observe the character doing; behavior that contradicts previous behavior or pattern.||DEFINE: A character's realization of something that shifts his actions or understanding of himself, others, or the world around him.||DEFINE: Questions a character raises that reveal his or her inner struggles.||DEFINE: The advice or insight a wiser character, who is usually older, offers about life to the main character.||DEFINE: Events, images, or particular words that recur over a portion of the novel.||DEFINE: A recollection by a character that interrupts the forward progress of the story.|
|CLUES- A character behaves or thinks in a way we don't expect, or an element of a setting is something we would not expect.||CLUES: "Suddenly I understood..."; "It came to me ..."; "The realization hit me..."; "In an instant I knew..."||CLUES: "What could I possibly do to...?";" I couldn't imagine how I could cope with..."; "How could I ever understand why she...?"; "Never had I been so confused about...?"||CLUES: The main character and another are usually off by themselves, in a quiet, serious moment, and the wiser figure shares his wisdom or advice in an effort to help the main character with a problem or a decision.||CLUES: A word is repeated, sometimes used in an odd way, over and over in the story. An image reappears several times during the course of the book.||CLUES: The ongoing flow of the narative is interrupted by a memory that comes to the character, often taking several paragraphs to recount before we are returned to events of the present moment.|
|HELPS READERS UNDERSTAND-Character development; Internal Conflict; Theme; Relationship between setting and plot.||HELPS READERS UNDERSTAND-Character develpment; Internal Conflict; Plot||HELPS READERS UNDERSTAND- Internal Conflict; Theme; Character development||HELPS READERS UNDERSTAND-Theme, Internal Conflict; Relationship between character and plot||HELPS READERS UNDERSTAND-Plot; Setting; Symbolism; Theme; Character developmet; Conflict||HELPS READERS UNDERSTAND- Character development; Plot; Theme; Relationship between character and plot.|