A good story is like a tasty recipe. It follows a recipe that blends all of the ingredients together. This week our class will be learning how the elements of a story work together to make the plot. Students will use a plot diagram to visualize and understand the purpose of each part of the plot.
The class will read and discuss an adapted version of Frankenstein. Students will learn academic vocabulary related to the elements of a story: plot, exposition, setting, characters, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
As they read Frankenstein, students will learn and apply the following vocabulary that will help them understand the story: laboratory, digging, grave, amputating, stitching, lever, bolt, blinding, groan, fright, brain, and village.
Students will map the story of Frankenstein using a flow map. They will also identify and describe the main characters of the story. Students will use adjectives to describe people learned in our previous unit.
Week of October 17 through October 21
Important Reminder: This week our school will be holding Conference Week. Students will be dismissed two hours early.