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Day 3

Elements of Fiction Review

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L.F.2.2 Use appropriate strategies to compare,

analyze, and evaluate literary forms.

• • • • • • L.F.2.2.3 Explain, interpret, compare, describe, analyze, and/or evaluate connections between texts.

Which characteristic of the passage best indicates to readers that it is fiction rather than informational nonfiction?

A. the use of active verbs B. the development of a tone C. the description of the conflict D. the organization of the text

Answer

• No need to read a text here. The obvious answer is C. Even though there is conflict in life (sometimes nonfiction has conflict), informational nonfiction doesn’t normally have conflict. Conflict is most often associated with fiction (we draw the plot diagram, which has rising action, where conflict is introduced and often compounded).

L.F.2.2.4 Compare and evaluate the characteristics that distinguish narrative, poetry, and drama.

• How does the reader know that the passage is narrative prose rather than drama?

• • • • A. The author uses the elements of plot.

B. The author uses paragraphs.

C. The author uses dialogue.

D. The author uses figurative language.

Answer

• Again, no real reason to have to read here. In narrative prose (basically think of a short story or a novel), we have paragraphs. You have all seen plays with dialogue and stage directions. In addition, figurative language is most often associated with poetry, which has a variety of forms.

L.F.2.3 Use appropriate strategies to compare, analyze, and evaluate literary elements.

• • • • • • L.F.2.3.1 Explain, interpret, compare, describe, analyze, and/or evaluate character in a variety of fiction Which word best describes Maria in the passage?

A. supportive B. conceited C. reflective D. stubborn

L.F.2.3 Use appropriate strategies to compare, analyze, and evaluate literary elements.

• • • • • Which sentence best describes the relationship of the setting to the plot in the passage?

A. The setting provides the main source of conflict.

B. The setting makes it easy for a problem to be solved.

C. The setting is unimportant to the climax.

D. The setting explains the rising action.

Answer

• We have often talked in class about how setting influences plot. Think of Jack London’s stories that take place up north. Many times characters react to their settings. If it is cold outside, the characters must react to the temperature. In “To Build a Fire” when the man falls through the ice and it is cold, he worries about hypothermia.

L.F.2.3 Use appropriate strategies to compare, analyze, and evaluate literary elements • • • • • • L.F.2.3.3 Explain, interpret, compare, describe, analyze, and/or evaluate plot in a variety of fiction: Which sentence from the passage best represents the conflict?

A. “It was about five o’clock on a day in late June . . . ” B. “Teams were moving here and there across the sod . . . ” C. “ ‘It is necessary to act this way!’ he exclaimed.” D. “ ‘Say, ain’t y’ comin’ t’ eat?’ he asked impatiently

Answer

• Answer C is the obvious choice here without having the benefit of reading the entire story. It sounds like someone is not overly thrilled with someone else’s actions. The other choices do not seem to indicate much, if any, conflict, especially choices A and B.

L.F.2.3 Use appropriate strategies to compare, analyze, and evaluate literary elements.

• • • • • • L.F.2.3.4 Explain, interpret, compare, describe, analyze, and/or evaluate theme in a variety of fiction: Which universal theme is most reflected in the passage?

A. Family is the most important element of life.

B. Family always provides a warm welcome to its members.

C. Being years away from family creates a longing to return home.

D. Being years away from family can build one’s independence.

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