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Semester Benchmark Review Notes
Point Of ViewWhat is it? Pronouns Example
1st Person Point of View
Told by a character in the story
I went to Target to buy a toy car. I saw my sister there. We ended up going to Starbucks after to talk about Christmas plans.
2nd Person Point of View
Narrator will address the reader
You went to target to buy a toy car. You saw your sister there. You ended up going to Starbucks after to talk about Christmas plans.
3rd Person Point of View
Told by a narrator that is NOT in the story
He SheTheyNames of Characters
Mrs. Rogers went to target to buy a toy car. She saw her sister there. They ended up going to Starbucks after to talk about Christmas plans.
Point of ViewWhat is it? Example
3rd Person Limited Narrator is not apart of the story but knows the thoughts and feelings of ONE character.
Amber and Jarik were siting in class. Jarik was frustrated because he was ready to be done with school for Christmas break. He looked over at Amber. He was wondering how she felt about being in school. He wondered if she was as ready as he was for the break.
3rd Person Omniscient Narrator is not apart of the story but knows the thoughts and feelings of ALL characters.
Amber and Jarik were sitting in class. Jarik was frustrated because he was ready to be done with school for Christmas break. Amber was ready for Christmas too, but she was amused by the funny video that she was watching at the front of the room.
1. They went to the story to buy some milk. John saw some candy that he wanted, but Mary didn’t want to buy him any. John was really upset.
You went to have the hold in your tire fixed. You had to wait a long time. After several hours, you were able to drive home.
I went to school and had to take a test. I was very nervous, because it was in Math. Math is my worst subject.
Semaj was upset that he didn’t have any chocolate milk in his lunch box. Sarah was sitting next to Semaj and felt bad for him. She had an extra milk. She asked Semaj if he would like to have it. Semaj was so happy and Sarah was very proud of herself for sharing.
Sub-PlotWhat is it? Examples
Sub-Plot A sub-plot is a 2nd story line within a main story.
In Holes, Stanley’s life was the main story. When the writer told Kissin’ Kate Barlow’s and Sam’s story, that was a 2nd story-line within the book. We needed to know it to understand why Stanley was digging holes for treasure, but it is not the main story line.
ThemeWhat is it? Examples How do I figure out the
Theme Theme is the “big idea” of the text. It is the message that the author is trying to tell in the text.
It will NOT be directly stated.
• Teamwork• Friendship• Kindness• Compassion• Courage• Perseverance• Honesty• Loyalty• Overcoming Challenges• Believe in Yourself• Be Happy with what you have
Ask yourself these questions to help figure out the theme (message that the author wants you to know).
*Did the main character change during the story? If so, what did they learn?
*What was the main problem in the text? How was it solved?
Narrative Essay What is it? What should be in my
Narrative Essay It is a story about a personal experience that you went through.
• Introduction• Body• Conclusion• Details• Told in order, from
beginning to end
Top Five Players will get 5 extra point on an assignment…I hope that you are ready!
Test Taking Tips
Everyone is different when it comes to taking tests. Some people like to read the questions before they read the story. Some people just like to start reading the story and will get to the
questions later. Some people just go to the end of the test and work backwards.
Good Test Rules Make notes while you read…
Highlight, Underline, Question Marks, Exclamation Points It will help you remember what you have read
Test Taking Tips
You can also take notes over the questions themselves. Highlight Key Words
Most Likely Does Not Based Upon the Text
Mark out the answers that you know do not work You will usually be left with two Go back to the text If you don’t know, skip it, and come back to it later. NEVER leave it blank when you turn it in.
Test Taking Tips
You will write an essay on this Benchmark… Do the multiple choice questions first and then write your essay. Do not panic about time.
I believe that each of your are going to do great!!! I will be with you on Monday, but you will be working on the Semester Benchmark the entire class. Use all of your time to make sure your answers are correct and that your essay is the best that it can be.
This test is going to be apart of your SEMESTER Grade. Very Important!