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Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing

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This sheet introduces the concept of Foreshadowing and has students practice the skill using small examples. Students will match the foreshadowing statement to the event it is most likely foreshadowing.

This sheet introduces the concept of Foreshadowing and has students practice the skill using small examples. Students will match the foreshadowing statement to the event it is most likely foreshadowing.

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ELA 6 – Reading Name: ___________________________

Date: __________________ Mod: _________
Foreshadowing is the use of ____________________ that suggest what events will happen
later in a story !riters use foreshadowing to ___________________" draw readers into the
______________" or to prepare readers for the _________________________________
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My definition of #oreshadowing: _______________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Examples of Foreshadowing:
, (tar !ars +oster !hat-how it foreshadows: ___________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
. /aws 'heme (ong !hat-how it foreshadows: ___________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
0 1As soon as he entered the 2ompartment" he 3new there was something strange in it1
!hat-how it foreshadows: ________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
4 1Now that a hundred years have passed" one of the s2andals in my family 2an 5e told1
!hat-how it foreshadows: ________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
6 7+oor 8u3o" 9ou have every right to 5e nervous at this point:
!hat-how it foreshadows: ___________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
'he e;ample & thought of: __________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
!hat-how it foreshadows: ________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
$n2e you re2ogni<e foreshadowing" you 2an ma3e predi2tions a5out what might
happen in a story
DIRECTIONS: Read the following passages and draw a line to the event ea2h passage most
li3ely foreshadows
, &n the 5eginning of a movie" a well
dressed woman is traveling 5y ship
(he stares out at the o2ean"
daydreaming As she stares" she
hums the tune" 79o )o" A +irate=s
Life for Me:
'here will 5e a
terri5le event
involving pirates
. A 2hara2ter in a story 5ehaves in
an odd and irregular way and
2omplains 2ontinuously that he has a
heada2he
A 2hara2ter 5e2omes
very ill
0 A 5oy and a girl drop 5read2rum5s
as they travel deeper and deeper
into the woods
'he 5oy and girl
5e2ome helplessly lost
4 A 2hara2ter says" 7&t would 5e a
5ad idea to 5rea3 any laws at this
point in time:
A 2rime is 2ommitted
6 1>ut" *eorge" do you thin3 the
2hildren will 5e safe without Nana?
(afe? $f 2ourse they@ll 5e safe
!hy not?
'he 2hildren are soon
visited 5y +eter +an
and whis3ed away to
fa2e a dangerous
situation
KEY:
Foreshadowing is the use of ___hints_________________ that suggest what events will
happen later in a story !riters use foreshadowing to _____provide hints______________"
draw readers into the ___plot___________" or to prepare readers for the _____events
2ome____________________

"But.5. A boy and a girl drop breadcrumbs as they travel deeper and deeper into the woods. you can make predictions about what might happen in a story. A character becomes very ill. do you think the children will be safe without Nana? Safe? Of course they'll be safe. In the beginning of a movie. “Poor Zuko. George. Why not? The children are soon visited by Peter Pan and whisked away to face a dangerous situation. A character in a story behaves in an odd and irregular way and complains continuously that he has a headache. daydreaming. A Pirate’s Life for Me” 2. The boy and girl become helplessly lost. A character says. “Yo Ho. a well dressed woman is traveling by ship. . 4. 3. “It would be a bad idea to break any laws at this point in time” 5. She stares out at the ocean. As she stares. There will be a terrible event involving pirates. You have every right to be nervous at this point” What/how it foreshadows: ___________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ The example I thought of: __________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ What/how it foreshadows: ________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Once you recognize foreshadowing. A crime is committed. DIRECTIONS: Read the following passages and draw a line to the event each passage most likely foreshadows. she hums the tune. 1.

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