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Reinforcing the Concepts of Characterization, Conflict and Mood at Home (Part 3 of 4)

Characterization includes the traits of how the characters develop within the story. Reinforcing the Concepts of Characterization, Conflict and Mood at home can help create a life long love of reading in your children. While your child is reading a story you can ask them how a character has changed or what has happened in to the character. Here is very engaging video of

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Elements of Literature (Part 1 of 4)

As your child is reading a story, whether for pleasure or for school, it is important for them to be able to recognize and respond to questions about the elements of literature. Elements of literature include plot, theme, setting, characterization, conflict, mood, style, tone, and point of view. This series will cover the different elements of literature and activities that you can do at

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Conflict in Stories

Every good story has a problem of some kind.  In literary terms the problem is called a conflict.  Conflict is part of what keeps the story flowing.  There are several main types of conflict found within stories. External Confict External conflicts are problems between the main character and other people or things around him. A story may have several of these conflicts throughout it

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