Brain Warmer:
Set up notebook for plot notes and example
Notebook Page 33: Staple the “Masque of the Red Death” plot mountain picture in the middle of the page

Notebook Page 34: Staple the fill in the blank notes on the right side of the page

Notebook Page 34 Cornell Notes:

Right Corner Heading:
Name
Topic: Plot
Source: Lecture
Date: 2/__/13
Top line of paper:
Objective: SWBAT comprehend text “Pit/Pendulum”; analyze for plot and analyze author’s writing choices
Fill in the Blank Notes on Right Hand Side Column:

Plot: A.K.A the storyline; The series of related events in a story

Plot line Contains:

Exposition: introduces characters, setting, and general conflict

Initial Incident: event that starts the complications of the story

Rising Action: complications and events that build the story’s action before climax

Turning Point: reversal of fortune, point where conditions drastically change for main character

Climax: highest point of action where main character(s) make major decision or action that will ultimately lead to solution

Falling Action: time of great tension after climactic point, actions leading to resolution of problem

Denouement aka Resolution: word is French for “unraveling”; where conflict is settled, often all questions answered

Notebook Page 33:

Masque of the Red Death Plot Line Example (Fill in what is missing on the picture stapled into notebook)

Exposition: Red Death ravaging country, Prince and Abbey secured and provisioned
Initial Incident: Prince throws a masquerade ball
Rising Action: Striking of clock stuns revelers every hour, dreamy mysterious party continues
Turning Point: Masked Figure arrives at midnight
Climax: Prince meets Masked Figure face-to-face, instantly dies
Falling Action: Revelers go to black room and find no one in the Masked Figure’s costume
Denouement/Resolution: Everyone dies, clock stops, fires go out, death rules over all

Finish reading “The Pit and the Pendulum”

Link to story and audio:

http://www.loudlit.org/audio/pitandpendulum/pages/01_01_pitandpendulum.htm

Fill in the blanks on the “Summary of Major Events” as you read
1.Narrator in dark room, judges sentence him toDEATH/ TORTURE 9.Eats drugged BREAD/WATER, COMA
2.Narrator faints, monologues about  DREAMING, STAGES OF UNCONSCIENCESS, HAZY MEMORY OF DESCENT 10.Awakens to see WHOLE DUNGEON, STRAPPED TO WOODEN BOARD, SALTY MEAT WITHIN REACH (LEFT ARM)
3.Narrator regains consciousness, FULL MEMORY OF TRIAL, AFRAID OF DARKNESS 11.Father Time  HOLDING SLOW SWINGING PENDULUM, RATS PICKING MEAT
4.Narrator discovers DUNGEON WALL, WEARING RAGS 12.Pendulum swinging FASTER &LOWER, CLOSE TO DEATH,RATS CHEWING BANDAGES, LIFE OR DEATH
5.MEASURING DUNGEON, FALLS, SLEEPS 13. FREE FROM ROPES, SLIDES OUT FROM UNDER PENDULUM
6.Wakes up, finds BREAD AND WATER, MEASURING CELL 14.Searing hot iron WALLS CLOSING IN, RUSHES TO PIT’S EDGE,
7.Trips, discovers CIRCULAR PIT, DROPS ROCK TO MEASURE 15.Walls RUSH BACK, ARM REACHES OUT
8.Suddenly LIGHT FLASHES OVERHEAD, QUICK DOOR OPEN/SHUT 16.General LaSalle, narrator saved, inquisition is over

Directions for Homework:

Cut out each square and tape it onto the “Pit and Pendulum PlotLine Worksheet” where that part of the story belongs on the plot line. Use your notes and Masque of the Red Death Example to help you.
Then, answer the five questions in complete sentences!