2019-2020 ELA Notes First Semester

  • ELA notes for Semester 1

    20219-2020 ELA notes for the first part of the in ELA.  I will update it often.




    Literary Terms Vocabulary:  We will be using these terms often both in conferences and in our lessons. 

    Fantasy- a story that includes impossible things like magic

    Foreshadowing- an author’s hint that things “might” happen

    Personification- giving non-human things human personality

    Protagonist- the good guy (the conflict solver)

    Antagonist- the bad guy (the conflict causer)

    Setting- When (about what year) and where the story happens

    Plot- the events

    Introduction- meet and care about the characters

    Conflict- The problem that the protagonist has to solve

    Rising Action- the protagonist has more problems- more tense

    Climax- the moment the conflict gets solved… or not…

    Falling Action-the events start getting solved

    Resolution- everything is solved

    Allegory- lessons or author’s message

    Theme- the category of the allegory

    Point of View- who is telling the story character or narrator

    Foil-a person or thing that reveals the qualities of  the protagonist or antagonist 

    Alliteration- using two or more words in a row with the same beginning sounds

    Character- the traits a person in story has.

    Mood- the overall feelings of a story.


     Sentence Sense

    A sentence is considered to be a "complete thought" There is a "thing" doing some "action".

    Subject is the "thing" in the sentence (noun)

    Predicate is the "action" in the sentence (verb)

    Object is the thing that receives the action (noun)



    Reading Conference Preparation Sheet