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Book Talk Tuesday Readers make predictions based on what they know about how stories tend to go. Make a prediction about one of the book talk books in your LA notebook. Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010


Making Predictions

Strategic readers think about what’s going to happen and make predictions based on what they know and what they have read.

What Strategic Readers are Thinking: · What text and/or picture clues can help me here? · What will this be about? · What background knowledge do I have that will help me with this text? · What will I learn? · Were my predictions correct? · How did making the prediction help me with this reading? · What will happen next?

Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010

Sentence Starters for Response: · I think this will be about _____ because... · I think _____ is going to happen next. · I predict that... · _____ makes me think that _____will happen. · I thought ____ was going to happen, but _____ happened instead. · I’m guessing this will be about___. · Since ____ happened, I think ___will happen. · My predictions were right/wrong because . . .


Plot how stories tend to go This is called a PLOT DIAGRAM climax

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PLOT DIAGRAM (and what stuff means)

the most exciting part; often called the "turning point" of the story the

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"The End"; often has a reflection about the story or "teases" another story


EXAMPLE

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Andrew licks the fly swatter

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Andrew slurps his soup

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Andrew overhears his parents agree not tell him off about his manners at dinner

Andrew drops soupy bread into his mouth/eye

Dad screams and chases Andrew into his room

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fly swatter a phony- it's just candy


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A subplot is a secondary plot strand that is a supporting side story for any story or the main plot. Subplots may connect to main plots, in either time and place or in thematic significance. Subplots are distinguished from the main plot by: 路 taking up less of the action 路 having less significant events occur 路 occurring to less important characters.

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Off You Go! In your table group, read "Eleven." Together, complete a plot diagram for "Eleven." Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010


Ticket Out What makes sense about plot/plot diagrams? What's confusing?

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