Today's Learning Objectives * Describe how a particular story’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. * Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
Video of the Day In today's episode “The World of Neurons,” Mojo and Katie learn that challenging things help their brains grow stronger. Can you think of an example where you made some new connections in your brain. What were you doing?
Introduction to Plot and Exposition As many of you know the plot is the series of events in a story and usually centers around a central conflict--a problem faced by the main character. The plot begins with the exposition, which establishes the setting, introduces the characters, and gives the reader important background information. Watch the video below to familiarize yourself with the basic elements of plot. Then, start to think about what we already know about the plot and exposition of Tequila Worm by beginning to work on the document Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm'), which can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom.
Guided Reading: The Tequila Worm Today we will read the chapter "Holy Host" of Tequila Worm together. As we read, we will continue to stop periodically to discuss the text and work on the guiding questions within your 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 1). We will also continue to add to our Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm').