Read “Checkouts” on page 236

1. Record where you think the following occur in the story:
a. Exposition
b. Rising Action
c. Climax
d. Falling Action
e. Resolution

2. Find two examples of places where the author told rather than showed the reader. Take those two examples and rewrite them so that the concept is shown rather than told.

Ex. The girl was disrespectful and rude.

Instead: The girl walked into class late, slammed her books down loudly, and immediately began a conversation with her friend seated next to her. When the teacher requested her pass, she replied angrily, “I wasn’t that late. I didn’t do anything.”