Review the Six Elements of a Narrative
Journal Entries and Homework Assignments:
Characters: Victor, Teresa and
Michael. Victor takes French
because Teresa will be in his class. He
lies about his ability to speak French in order to impress Teresa.
Mr. Bueller does not reveal Victor's lies because he remembers trying to
impress a girl in a similar way in college.
Main Characters: Alfonso, Ernie and Sandra. A young boy living in California seeks to impress a girl from school, but he must also deal with his brother in order to borrow the bicycle he needs.
able to discuss how Soto characterizes Alfonso, and be able to compare
"Broken Chain" to "Seventh Grade."
Main Characters: Sam, Donald Gentry and the Commander. After the Central Computer sends him to Energy Planet, Sam must learn the source of the hallucinations.
able to discuss theme (main idea) in this story, and explain how Sam uses
logical reasoning skills.
Main Characters: Margot. Margot is the only child in her class on Venus who remembers what the sun is like. Her classmates don't believe her, and lock her in a closet on the only day the scientists predict the sun will shine for another seven years.
able to discuss how setting is particularly important in this story.
Main Characters: Red Chief, Sam (the narrator) and Bill (his partner). Two men kidnap a boy in order to raise money to commit a fraud in another state. They get more than they bargained for, however, for the kid is hard to handle. Eventually, they must pay the father in order for him to take the boy back and allow them to make their escape.
Henry is known for unusual plot twists like this at the end of his
Main Characters: Teddy (the boy), Rikki-tikki-tavi (mongoose), Darzee (tailorbird), Nag (cobra), Nagaina (Nag's wife), Kariat (small snake), and Chuchundra (muskrat). Set in India, a young mongoose must protect the human residents of the bungalow.
able to discuss the conflict, and important elements of the plot, such as
climax and resolution, that are related to the conflict.