mrs.barbers class



To capture the attention of: a plot that grabs the reader.


the main events of a play, novel, movie, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence.

point of view

the narrator's position in relation to the story being told.

"this story is told from a child's point of view"


the place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place

graphic organizer

also known as knowledge map, concept map, story map, cognitive organizer, advance organizer, or concept diagram, is a communication tool that uses visual symbols to express knowledge, concepts, thoughts, or ideas, and the relationships between them.

brain storm

produce an idea or way of solving a problem by holding a spontaneous group discussion.

body paragraph

Each body paragraph contains a topic sentence that tells readers what the paragraph is going to be about, supporting sentences that discuss the idea or ideas in the topic sentence using examples and/or evidence to support that discussion and a concluding sentence that emphasizes the importance of the supporting


reread work done previously to improve one's knowledge of a subject, typically to prepare for an examination.


prepare (written material) for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it.


A summary of a text or subject, usually presented in headings and subheadings