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Signposts: Memory Moment

Signposts: Memory Moment

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Memory Moment

—When you are reading and the author interrupts the action to reveal a memory…

Clues to this signpost....

The author interrupts the flow of a story with a characters memory or recollection.

The memory or recollection may be recounted in several paragraphs before the author return to the story.

You Should Ask Yourself...

Why or how might this memory be important?”

—The answers will tell you about the THEME, CONFLICT, or might foreshadow what will happen later in the story.

Assists Readers in Understanding

  • Character Development
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Relationships between characters and plot

Memory Moments

Memory Moments

Watch the video and answer the following questions:

What is the memory Simba has?

Why is this memory important?

Memory Moments

Watch the video and answer the following questions:

What might this memory moment mean to the theme of Toy Story?