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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: Sentence Starters for Response:


· What text and/or picture clues · I think this will be about _____ because...
can help me here? · I think _____ is going to happen next.
· What will this be about? · I predict that...
· What background knowledge do I have that · _____ makes me think that _____will
will help me with this text? happen.
· What will I learn? · I thought ____ was going to happen, but
· Were my predictions correct? _____ happened instead.
· How did making the prediction help me · I’m guessing this will be about___.
with this reading? · Since ____ happened, I think ___will happen.
· What will happen next? · My predictions were right/wrong because . . .

Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010


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

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Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010


PLOT DIAGRAM
(and what stuff means)
the most exciting part;
often called the
"turning point"
of the story

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"The End";
characters and
often has a reflection
setting introduced
about the story or
"teases" another story
Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010
Licked
PLOT DIAGRAM for ____________ EXAMPLE
Name: _________________
(title) Date: __________________
Period: ____

Andrew licks
the fly
swatter
Andrew
Andrew drops soupy climax
Mr. Spinks
overhears his bread into his vomits
parents agree mouth/eye Andrew

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off about his chicken bone, and chases
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straw for his room
Mum, dinner Andrew custard
Mr. Spinks slurps his
soup resolution
exposition setting:
fly swatter a
modern day, phony- it's
dinner time just candy

Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010


PLOT DIAGRAM for ____________ Name: _________________
(title) Date: __________________
Period: ____

climax

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resolution
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Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010


PLOT DIAGRAM for ____________ Name: _________________
(title) Date: __________________
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.
Period: ____
Subplots are distinguished from the main plot by:
· taking up less of the action
· having less significant events occur
· occurring to less important characters.
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Main Plot

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Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010
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?

Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010