Dog of Pompeii - The O`Farrell Charter School

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“The Dog of
Pompeii”
Essential Question:
How would the story’s resolution
be different if Bimbo and Tito
were different?
Plot Structure
•Label your plot diagram now.
Exposition
What is in
the
exposition?
•Introduction of the main
characters and setting
Rising Action
What is in
the rising
action?
•The initial conflict (problem),
followed by events that lead up
to the climax
Climax
What is
the
climax?
•The moment of the highest
interest and the greatest
emotion
•Turning point toward the
resolution of the problem
Falling Action
What is in
the falling
action?
•Events that happen after the
climax happens and lead to the
story's end
Resolution
What is
the
resolution?
•End or conclusion of the story
Theme
What is
theme?
•The main message, moral, or
lesson of a story
Examples:
•Friendships are more
important than winning
•Being kind is more
important than being right
Characterization
What is
characterization?
The way an author reveals the
characters’ personalities.
Use STEAL to understand a character!
Speech: What does the character say?
How does the character speak?
Thoughts: What is revealed through the
character’s private thoughts and
feelings?
Effect: How do other characters feel
about this character?
Actions: What does the character do?
How does the character behave?
Looks: What does the character look
like? How does the character dress?
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