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

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

Making Predictions

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?

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 . . .

Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010

Plot how stories tend to go
This is called a PLOT DIAGRAM
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PLOT DIAGRAM (and what stuff means)

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

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

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Licked PLOT DIAGRAM for ____________
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Name: _________________ Date: __________________ Period: ____

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Andrew licks the fly swatter

characters: dad, Andrew, Mum, Mr. Spinks

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

Andrew drops soupy bread into his mouth/eye

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Andrew sucks out the chicken bone, uses as a straw for custard

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modern day, dinner time

fly swatter a phony- it's just candy

Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010

PLOT DIAGRAM for ____________
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Name: _________________ Date: __________________ Period: ____

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PLOT DIAGRAM for ____________
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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: · taking up less of the action · having less significant events occur · occurring to less important characters.

Name: _________________ Date: __________________ Period: ____

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Off You Go!
In your table group, read "Eleven." Together, complete a plot diagram for "Eleven."
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Ticket Out
What makes sense about plot/plot diagrams? What's confusing?

Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010