Old Yeller

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Old Yeller Storyboard for ELA 5/6

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  • Old Yeller
  • By Iris Peluso
  • Written by Fred Gipson
  • Travis is a 14 year old boy living in Texas in the 1860's with his little brother named Little Arliss who is 5 and a hardworking mother. Travis also has a big dog named Old Yeller who showed up at their house one day and they took him in. Travis's papa leaves town, and Travis has to take care of his work while he is gone.
  • Exposition
  • When Travis is marking their hogs, the ledge he was sitting on broke, and he fell on top of the hogs. They attacked him and slashed open his leg. Old Yeller saved Travis from hogs, but he got badly injured.
  • Rising Action
  • Mama and Travis's friend Lisbeth get attacked by a wolf with hydrophobia, but Old Yeller saves them. While saving them, Old Yeller gets bitten by the wolf. Travis shoots the wolf and kills it. When they get home, Travis realizes that Old Yeller probably got hydrophobia and shoots him.
  • Climax
  • Travis's dad comes home and brings Travis the horse he's been wanting for for a long time, but Travis is still sad about Old Yeller. His dad comforts him a little and tells him not to ruin the good parts in life worrying about the bad parts.
  • Falling Action
  • Travis sees the little speckled pup Lisbeth gave him stealing the cornbread and playing in the water with Little Arliss, and Travis sees Old Yeller in him. He starts to feel better about Old Yeller and has already made plans for the speckled pup.
  • Resolution
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