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.
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)