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1 Journal #2- Aug. 27 th, 2012 Part 1: Carefully listen to the introduction and poem that Langston Hughes reads. Take note in your journal entry what you predict the poem titled “I, Too, Sing America” is about. Also write about what you thought of the poem. What reactions did you have from listening to him as the poet read his own work? Part 2: The title of the first short story we are going to read is “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes. What do you predict the short story will be about? 2 Paragraphs; 1 st para. 4 sentences. 2 nd para. 4 sentences ?poemId=1552

2 Elements of a Short Story English 1 Honors

3 S.C. State Standards Reading: E1-1.2 E1-1.4 E1-1.5 E1-1.7 E1-3.1

4 Lesson Objectives Identify the different elements of a short story. Define all of the elements of a short story. Students will demonstrate mastery of short story elements through preassessment/practice.

5 Important Terms to Know Plot: Character: Point of View: Theme: Setting:

6 Terms Continued Conflict: Irony: Dialect: Narrator: Genre:

7 Terms Continued Short Story: Characters: Characterization: Mood: Flashback:

8 Storytelling No matter what year you look back to, people have participated in some form of storytelling. Ex. Hieroglyphics, Cave wall paintings, Modern English What stays consistent though with storytelling no matter how old or what form it is in (writing, dance, music)?? The elements of a story- characters, plot, setting, and conflict.

9 Plot Almost all short stories follow the same plot structure: Exposition: Rising Action: Climax: Falling Action: Resolution/Denouement:

10 Plot Diagram

11 Plot Diagram of the movie- “Despicable Me” Exposition: Gru is an evil villain who Works with yellow minions -Plans to steal the moon to Be the best super-villain. -Orphan girls are brought into his life. Rising Action: Gru comes up with a plan to get the Moon; Adopts the girls but they Distract him and he even likes Them so Dr. Nefario returns them Resoultion: Gru readopts the girls And they perform a Recital for him. All are Happy. Climax: Vector steals the girls and the demands the moon From Gru for the girls. Falling Action: They are able to catch up to Vector and Rescue the girls due to the moon Growing back to normal size.

12 Point of View The perspective from which the story is told in. 1 st Person PoV: Told by someone who is participating in the story…aka the narrator. Uses words such as I and we 3 rd Person PoV: Told by the narrator who is outside of the story. Uses words such as they, he, she, it. 3 rd Person Limited PoV: Thoughts are only of the narrator or a single character are revealed. 3 rd Person Omniscient PoV: Thoughts of all the characters are revealed.

13 Conflict Is a struggle between two forces in a literary work. Conflict drives the plot. External Conflict: Person vs. Person Person vs. Nature Person vs. Society Internal Conflict: Person vs. Self

14 Theme The central message or perception about life that is revealed through a literary work. Example of a theme: To Kill a Mockingbird: Never judge a man till you walk a day in his shoes. With a partner, come up with two themes from either movies, books, or quotes that you have heard.

15 Mood and Tone The mood is the emotion created in the reader by part or all of a literary work. Ex. Fear The tone is the emotional attitude toward the reader or toward the subject implied by a literary work. Ex. Familiar, Ironic, Serious

16 Characters and Characterization The characters in a story are the individuals that take part in the action. They can be either the: Protagonist: The main character Antagonist: The character or force that is in conflict with the protagonist. Characterization is the act of creating or describing a character.

17 Characters 2 Characters can also be defined as flat, round, static and dynamic. Flat Character: Character shows only one quality, or trait. Round Character: Character shows the multiple traits of a real person. Static Character: Character that does not change throughout the story. Dynamic Character: Character changes throughout the story.

18 Works Cited All material is derived from Mirrors & Windows: Connecting with Literature Level IV SC Edition. Images found through Google.


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