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1 Story Elements Flipbook Project Student Notes 2. EQ: What are the different elements of a story? Why is it important to understand the author’s choice of how to structure a text?

2 Identifying the Elements of A Plot Diagram Student Notes

3 Plot Diagram

4 1. Exposition This usually occurs at the beginning of a short story. Here the characters & setting are introduced. We are introduced to the main conflict (main problem).

5 2. Rising Action This part of the story begins to develop the conflict(s) with complications. Complications are events that test the characters. A building of interest or suspense occurs. Suspense is the growing feeling of excitement/anxiety in a story – makes you want to keep reading!

6 3. Climax This is the turning point of the story – most exciting part of the story. Usually the main character comes face to face with a conflict. The main character will change in some way.

7 4. Falling Action All loose ends of the plot are tied up. All of the events that occur after the climax.

8 5. Resolution The story comes to a reasonable ending. Conflict is resolved. Also called the denouement.

9 Putting It All Together 1. Exposition 2. Rising Action 3. Climax 4. Falling Action 5. Resolution Beginning of Story Middle of Story End of Story

10 Remember: The PLOT of a story moves like a roller coaster Climax of the story is at the most exciting point Rising Action/Excitement builds Falling Action

11 As you read: What is the sequence (order) of events in the plot? What does the exposition tell the reader at the start of the story? What are the complications faced by characters during the rising action? What happens during the falling action of the story? What is the resolution at the end of the story? Think about the story diagram as you read short stories.

12 Story Elements: Flip Book You will need: 3 sheets of computer paper –A stapler Pencil/Pen Your brain Let’s get started….follow me as I show you how to fold and staple your paper!

13 Story Elements: Flip Book 1. First Flap: your name Title: Story Elements

14 Label each of the Story Elements Flaps like this….

15 This is what your 2 nd Flap should look like:

16 Flap 2: Plot Diagram Plot is the organized pattern or sequence of events that make up a story. Title - Author

17 Story Elements: Flip Book Flap 3: Short Story Terms

18 Flap 3: Short story terms: 1. Exposition/introduction – beginning part of story, sets up story, explains Setting – when/where story takes place Character – people, animals, creatures, and sometimes things in a story

19 Flap 3: Short story terms: 2. Rising action – part of the story where complications are added – to test character Suspense – a feeling of excitement/anxiety in a story Complications – events that test characters in a story

20 Flap 3: Short story terms: 3. Climax – the most exciting part of the story 4. Falling action – events that occur after the climax 5. Resolution/dénouement - final part of a story where conflict is resolved

21 This is what your 3rd Flap should look like:

22 Story Elements: Flip Book Flap 4: Point Of View/Theme

23 Flap 4: Point of View/Theme: Tone – author’s attitude towards subject Mood – how the author makes the reader feel Narrator – one telling the story Point of view – perspective from which a story is told First person – narrator tells story (part of story); uses pronouns - I, me, we

24 Flap 4: Point of View/Theme Third Person (limited)-narrator is on outside of story – uses they, he, she, it, etc..; observing Third Person (omniscient) – narrator sees all – even into characters’ minds – all knowing/God like

25 A little trick to remember Point of View…

26 Flap 4: Point of View/Theme Foreshadowing – technique of hinting about what will eventually happen in story Flashback – a interruption in the order of events in a story; usually for info; memories – not events Theme –the message of a story; usually a life lesson

27 Story Elements: Flip Book Flap 5: Characters/ Conflict

28 Flap 5: Characters / Conflict: Protagonist – the main character (hero) Antagonist – one who opposes the main character (anti-hero) Characterization – technique used by an author to create characters for the reader Static character – a character that stays the same during a story

29 Flap 5: Characters / Conflict: Dynamic character – a character that changes during a story Flat character – a character that is one sided; usually a stereotype Round character – a well-developed character with many faults and virtues

30 Motive: a character’s reason for doing/wanting something (usually causes the problem) Conflict: when a character struggles with an opposing force (a problem) Internal conflict – when a character struggles with forces inside himself/herself External Conflict - when a character struggles with an outside force (another person, society, weather, natural events, etc…)

31 Flap 5: Characters / Conflict: Types of conflict – Man vs. Man (External) Man vs. Society (External) Man vs. Nature (External) Man vs. Self (Internal)

32 Story Elements: Flip Book Flap 6: Genres/Symbols

33 Flap 6: Genres/Symbols: Genre – term used to identify different types of literature Biography – a story written about a person’s life Autobiography – a story about a person’s life which is written by that person Fantasy – a type of fiction that is highly imaginative and could not happen

34 Flap 6: Genres/Symbols Science fiction – fiction that takes place in the future or in another galaxy/universe Historical fiction - fiction that takes place in a factual historic setting; realistic for time Realistic fiction – fiction that takes place in a realistic setting and could actually happen in the modern world

35 Flap 6: Genres/Symbols Mystery – a type of fiction in which a puzzling event must be solved Symbol – a thing that represents something other than itself – usually an idea Examples: love peace

36 Now, you should have the back of the flip book left to write your story choices elements…

37 Finally, your Flip Book should look like this:

38 Finally, your Story Back Flap should look like this:

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