Presentation on theme: "Miss Alaineus Notes Story Structure"— Presentation transcript:
1 Miss Alaineus Notes Story Structure How the author uses the events of the plot using story elements such as character and settingPlotSeries of events that give a story a beginning, middle and end. The parts of the plot are the exposition, rising action, falling action, and resolution.
2 Miss Alaineus Notes Main Character The character the story is usually about. This character has a problem that needs to be solved.Minor CharacterOther characters that appear in the story that are not main characters.
3 Miss Alaineus Notes Foreshadowing Hints about what may happen in the story“She knew as she took the envelope that the letter inside would change her life forever.”FlashbackA return to the events that took place before the beginning of the story.“It all started six months ago, before he ever moved to this horrible town. Johnny was a happy fourth grader in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with more friends than one kid could count when his parents told him they were moving to a place called Unlucky, Indiana.”
4 Read Miss AlaineusAfter we read the story, answer these questions in your reading journal: Who is the main character? Name a minor character. What are some qualities of the main character that create the problem? How does the setting help to tell the story? Can you find and example of foreshadowing in the story?
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7 Grammar Review What are the four types of sentences? Statement(.) The elephant is a pachyderm.Command(. !)Take out your social studies books.Exclamation(!)They are giving away free hamburgers at McDonalds!Question(?)What movie did you see last night?