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1 Created by Team Pico Shaw Heights Middle School 2010

2  What are the elements of plot?  Can you list 6? 1.Problem/ Conflict 2. Events and Complications 3. Solution / Outcome 6. Theme 4.Characters -Protagonist -Antagonist 5. Settings S.Metzler and Class, Shaw Heights Middle School, 2010

3  Setting is where the story takes place. What are some examples? House Beach School Park Gym Classroom Forest Castle Mansion Car On the Street For Example in the movie HOME ALONE, what are some settings? The house The Airport The Store The Neighborhood The backyard Buzz’s Room S.Metzler and Class, Shaw Heights Middle School, 2010

4 TThe conflict is the BIG problem in the story For Example in the movie HOME ALONE, what is the Conflict? CONFLICT: Kevin’s parents forget him at home and he is alone for 3 days. S.Metzler and Class, Shaw Heights Middle School, 2010

5 EEvents are the things that happen in a story. CComplications are the smaller problems that make things hard for the characters. For Example in the movie: HOME ALONE, what are some EVENTS, and what are some COMPLICATIONS? EventsComplications People come to rob Kevin’s house Kevin has to make traps to try to get rid of the bad guys His parents are trying to find him They can’t reach him on the phone because Kevin isn’t answering the phone S.Metzler and Class, Shaw Heights Middle School, 2010

6 SSolution or Outcome is when the problem in the story is solved. For Example in the movie HOME ALONE, what is the Solution? SOLUTION: Kevin’s mom drives back to the house on Christmas Eve and finds him. The bad guys get arrested. The whole family comes back and is happy! S.Metzler and Class, Shaw Heights Middle School, 2010

7 CCharacter Motives are what characters DO and WHY they do it. For Example in the movie: HOME ALONE, what are some of the Character Motives for Kevin, his family and the bad guys? CharacterWhat they doMotive (Why they do it) KevinHe makes traps in the house He is trying to keep the bad guys out of the house. Bad guysThey try to break in and rob Kevin’s house They are poor and want money. FamilyThey try to find KevinThey are worried about him being alone. S.Metzler and Class, Shaw Heights Middle School, 2010

8 PPersonality is what kind of person you are and how you act towards others. How does Kevin’s personality help him survive alone in his home? What is Kevin’s Personality in the movie? Tough Smart Brave Clever He was smart enough to make traps to keep the bad guys out, he didn’t get scared when he knew they were in the house, he figured out ways to make things hard and painful for the bad guys. S.Metzler and Class, Shaw Heights Middle School, 2010

9 TTheme is the main idea or the lesson that a story teaches you. Give some examples of Themes based on these pictures: Love Survival Individuality Hope Friendship Sadness S.Metzler and Class, Shaw Heights Middle School, 2010

10 What was the conflict?What do you think caused it? Give Evidence or an explanation from the story. What was the outcome?What do you think caused it? Give Evidence or an explanation from the story. To INFER is to make an e ducated guess about something based on what you learned in a story and what you already know. Fill this in for HOME ALONE, or another story that you know: Kevin was left at home alone They didn’t even realize he was gone until they were at the airport People were not really paying attention to him Kevin survived for 3 days all alone before his family came home The Family was too far away and Kevin was a smart kid. Kevin figured out how to keep the bad guys away until his parents came back. S.Metzler and Class, Shaw Heights Middle School, 2010

11 1234 Not well… Sort of…I get it.I ‘m a star! Plot Problem Events Solution Setting Character Motives Personality Theme Infer Causes of Conflict or Outcomes S.Metzler and Class, Shaw Heights Middle School, 2010


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