Unit 1: Weaving a Story - Plot, Conflict, and Setting

By the end of this unit, student should know:

  • Stages of Plot (exposition (introduction), rising action (building suspense), climax (turning point), falling action, resolution)
  • Conflict (internal vs. external) & how to use inferencing to determine conflict
  • How setting influences conflict and plot
  • Elements of Narrative Non-fiction
  • How to recognize Chronological Order and identify the signal words to indicate the sequence (i.e., first, then, next, after, followed by, specific dates/times, etc.)
  • How to recognize Cause and Effect
  • Ways to Correct Run-on Sentences
  • How to correctly Punctuate Possessives
  • How to Maintain Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  • How to Write a Focused Descriptive Essay

Cause & Effect Diamante Poem Site:
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/diamante/


Unit 1 Comprehension Review:

Student Directions:

Complete the practice activities in the order that they are listed below:


1. Short Story Elements:
http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz2141001883c68.html

2. Suffixes:
http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/grade2_3/suffixes/suffix.htm

3. Prefixes: http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/vocabulary.cfm?str=vocabulary&num=1&act=4&que=1

4. Chronological Order Practice:
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/chronorderp.cfm
http://www.quia.com/quiz/808636.html?AP_rand=1488510767

5. Cause and Effect:
Match the appropriate cause to the effect.
http://www.quia.com/mc/94601.html
http://www.quia.com/mc/20632.html

6. Story Elements Quiz:
http://palc.sd40.bc.ca/palc/Quiz/character.htm

7. Suffixes:
http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/vocabulary.cfm?str=vocabulary&num=10&act=4&que=1

Unit 1 Grammar Review:
8. Punctuating Possessives:




9. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement / Pronoun Practice: