• Section 1

    Plot, Conflict, Sequence, and Time

    Below, you will find documents/links to our daily lesson materials from class. Please note that not all materials will be posted here. Some stories, presentations, and other assignments/related materials must be picked up from Miss Muhlbaier in class.

    Note: You will need Adobe Reader to open these files. Copies of the text will require a password in order to open the file (if you're not able to view them via the online textbook).


    Unit 1 Introduction: What makes a great story?


    -Introduction: The Power of Ideas, What is Literature?, What Makes a Great Story?


    Plot, Conflict, and Sequence


    -Introductory mini-lesson: Pixar Shorts & "Love" by William Maxwell; "Checkouts" by Cynthia Rylant

    -HOMEWORK: Read "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell & complete the study guide for Monday's class.



    -"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell

    -Examining Conflict & Foreshadowing in "The Most Dangerous Game"

    -Homework: "The Most Dangerous Game" Short Constructed Response



    -Narrative Elements in Nonfiction: Suspense in Biography (selection from Seabiscuit: An American Dreamby Laura Hillenbrand; students completed the study guide as we read)

    -Assignment: Read "Horse of the Century" selections and complete the synthesis assignment.