Reading Booklet: Speak

READING: Speak

Through speech and/or writing, show understanding of the following concepts: Genre, Summaries (objective and concise), Setting*, Author, Date of Publication, Conflict(s)*, Protagonist(s), Round Character*, Flat Character*, Static Character*, Dynamic Character*, narrative point of view*, and implied theme(s)*.   *backed with textual evidence.

Fill in the blanks below and on following page, and then use your answers to help create a summary of the entire book.

YOUR NAME:

Title of novel:

Author:

Date of Publication:

Genre:

Narrative point of view:

Protagonist (age and name):

(Call out the page number and quote where her name is revealed, and call out page number where you determined her age.)

Setting: (time and place): call out page numbers and quotes from book to back up your answers—for both time and place.

Example of a round character:

(explain why he or she is a round character; use quotes/page #s.)

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Example of a flat character:

(explain why he or she is a flat character; use quotes/page #s)

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Example of a static character:

(explain why he or she is a static character; use quotes/page #s)

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Example of a dynamic character:

(explain why he or she is a dynamic character; use quotes/page #s)

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Conflict(s):

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Theme(s): start with words, and then extend into statements or questions.  Think about the characters and how they change (or don’t change) and think about the conflicts.

Section summaries do not need to be typed, but must be handwritten clearly.  You may type them if you need to pass the paragraph test.

(You will not pass this class if you plagiarize)

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Section One SUMMARY: Your summaries should stand alone so anybody would understand them.  Start your summary with title of book, author and title of section.  (I helped you with the beginning of the first summary)

In “First Marking Period,” the first section of Laurie Anderson’s novel Speak,

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Section Two SUMMARY:

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Section Three Summary:

Plot summary of entire book:

Your summary should stand alone so anybody would understand it.  EXAMPLE: SE Hinton’s 1969 The Outsiders is a young adult novel set in Tulsa in the early 60s.  Protagonist Ponyboy Curtis is a round and dynamic character who learns…  His change and the conflicts help develop one of the main themes of this story…

Fill in the following and then type/share paragraph in GoogleDocs:

___________________[title] by___________________________ [author] is a ________________________ [genre] first published in _______ [year] and set in _________________________________   (city, state, country) likely in the ______________ [decade].  The city is revealed on page _______: ______________________ [include quotes from book pointing out city], and this is clearly from __________________ because ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.  The protagonist is  _________________, and she’s likely about _______ [age] because ___________________________________________________ ______________________________[textual evidence and page numbers].  An example of a flat and static character is _________________________ because________________________________ .  An example of a round and dynamic character is ___________________ because__________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________. One conflict in this story is _____________________________________  ___________________________________________________________By looking at this conflict and the way the dynamic character changes, a theme of this book is revealed:_____________________

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