High School Language Arts
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Does not require higher level thinking skills, simple questions
Requires higher level thinking skills
Type of Thin Question
Who is the main character? What is the setting of the book?
Type of Thick Question
What would you do if...? What do you think about...?
What will happen next? Think about what will happen next in the book.
To check for understanding. Did I read that right?
Why did he/she do this? Why does he or she feel this way? Searching for reasons behind events and characters' feelings can help you feel closer to what you are reading
Form an opinion of the text. Do I like the main character? Do I like the book?
When you create an image in your mind. What do you seen in your mind?
When the story relates to you. How does this story connect to you?
Play. Dialogue. Example: Romeo and Juliet.
When animals speak as humans. Useful truth. Example: Tortoise and the hare.
Magical creatures. For children
Fiction with strange or other worldly settings or characters, which invites suspension of reality. Example:
Imagination and is not necessarily based on fact
Example: Speak, Anthem, Legend
Fiction in verse
Poetry in Novel Form
Handed down by word of mouth
Example: Native American stories
A story written about the fictional past.
Creates dread and fear in the reader
Example: Stephen king
Filled with fun, fancy, and excitement
Example: Diary of a wimpy kid
National or folk hero that has a basis in fact
Example: Big Foot
Finding a solution to a crime or a discovering a secret
Example: Nancy Drew
Actions of the gods
Example: The Odyssey
True to life, or could happen to someone
Example: Hunger Games
Example: Rikki Tikki Tavi
blatant exaggerations and swaggering heroes
big bad john (by Johnny Cash)
a chronical of another persons life
a chronical of the authors life
a memory of the authors life
the initial conflict, the characters, and setting
when problems start to occur
the most exciting part
when problems start to resolve
when all the problems are resolved
man vs self
Man vs. Man, Man vs. Supernatural, man vs nature, man vs society, man vs technology, man vs fate
Man vs. Man
when a man fights another person or he/she
Man vs. Supernatural
when a man fights a magical creature, ghosts, gods, demons, etc
Man vs. Nature
when a man fights against storm or animal
Man vs. Society
When a person against a large group of people or an idea
Man vs. Technology
When a person is against a computer or a cell phone
Man vs. Fate
A person is against his destiny
The main character, usually drives the action of the story, typically a round character
The person who is pitted against the main character, typically a flat character
Detailed character, they make a change, synonymous with dynamic
Background character, they do not make a change, synonymous with static
A character does not change, a flat character
A character who does change, a round character
Action and condition
Person, Place, Thing, Idea
Describes the verb
Describes the noun
the, a, an
Brings together two things, and, but, because, or, yet, nor, for
Shows excitement, Stop!, Whoa!, Yikes!, Holy cow!
Substitutes a noun, it, they, she, he, them, his, her, we, etc.
(Think of a box or a mouse), a position, by, near, in, out, on, at, by, of, etc.
The is a(n)?
We is a(n)?
Ball is a(n)?
Won is a(n)?
Quickly is a(n)?
Beautiful is a(n)?
And is a(n)?
Holy Smokes! is a(n)?
At is a(n)?
All the words that tells the who or the what of the sentence. A phrase, not just a word.
All the words that state the action or the condition of the subject. A phrase.
Who or the what of the sentence, a noun or a pronoun
Tells the action or the condition of the sentence, the complete verb
It's what you do.
To be verbs or condition verbs, independent
A linking verb connected to an action verb, dependent
Jump is what type verb?
Is jumping is what type of verb?
Is is what type of verb?
Am is what type of verb?
To check the completeness of a sentence, you must check for...
Subject, Predicate, and a complete thought
Which sentence is a fragment? Going to the market. I know you want green beans.
Going to the market
To correct a run-on sentence, you have several options.
Use punctuation, a coordinating conjunction, and rearrange
is when two independent clauses joined together with just a comma, no conjunction
How could you fix...Callie hates cooked spinach she loves raw spinach?
Add a period, capitalize she
Add a semicolon
Add a comma and coordinating conjunction (but)
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