To teacher: use this information as a formative assessment.

We are going to be learning some elements of fiction to add to your arsenal. Let's take a little bit of time to review the basic elements of fiction.

First, look at this:

Then, read this:

"Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl (By the way--he's the same author who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.)

Now, let's answer some questions:

Note to instructor:
1. Use Google Docs to replicate this set of questions in a Google Form. Then all the answers will be sent to you in a spreadsheet.
2. You can choose to have students look at the Google Presentation and read the story alone, in pairs, or as a large group.
3. Students can complete this assignment on iPod Touches (or other Smart Phones) or in a computer lab.

Now identify the following elements of fiction in Speak:
1. Protagonist
2. Antagonist
3. Conflict
4. Draw and label a plot diagram (of what you know so far)
5. Point of view (1st, 2nd, or 3rd person)
6. Mood
7. Setting
8. See any foreshadowing yet?
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