LA Goals RL 8.1, 8.3 Vocab

RL 8.1: I can cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly, as well as inferences drawn from the text. RL 8.3: I can analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of character or provoke a decision.
analyze (verb)
examine, study, investigate, consider
specific, precise, exact, actual
any spoken parts in text or video (where characters are speaking to one another)
happenings, events, occurrences (the WHAT is happening)
push, drive, move
expose, uncover, show, bare
aspects of character
Traits of a character that affect the action of the story. (NOT physical traits, unless they strongly impact the story)
cause, elicit, trigger
inference (noun)
something that is understood or implied
choice, result, verdict, conclusion, outcome, determination
direct characterization
When an author tells you what a character's personality is like in a straightforward manner
indirect characterization
When an author hints at what a character is like by sharing information about the character's Features, Actions, Thoughts, Speech, or other characters' Opinions (F.A.T.S.O.)
analysis (noun)
This is the commentary you produce after studying the text evidence. (Involves studying, inferring, interpreting). The WHY your text evidence matters to the plot.
cite (verb)
Choose, pick, select
action of the story
main plot details
an effect or result that is produced

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