6 ~ Long or Short Stories ~ Historical FictionScience FictionRealistic FictionMysteryAdventureRomanceHumorand others . . .
7 ~ Elements of Fiction ~ Setting Characters Plot Conflict Climax Resolution
8 (The “When” & “Where” of the Story) SettingTheTIMEandPLACEof the story(The “When” & “Where” of the Story)
9 Setting Stories don’t always directly tell us their time period Long AgoTodayIn the FutureStories don’t always directly tell us their time periodSometimes we must figure it out from “clues” / descriptions in the story such as the style of clothing worn, the activities done, or the technology used by the characters.
12 (The “Who” of the Story) CharactersThePEOPLE,ANIMALS,ORTHINGSthe story is about(The “Who” of the Story)
13 An author can make “make believe” characters seem believable by . . . describing them wellletting the reader “hear” the characters speak to each other with dialogue“showing” characters’ actions in ways readers can relate to or that make sense for the situationletting the reader know the characters’ thoughts and feelings
14 The storyline or series of events that make up the story PlotThe storyline or series of events that make up the storyThe“What Happened?”of the Story
15 PlotThe plot of a storyis where the reader learns what is happening and inwhat order:First . . .Then . . .Next . . .Finally . . .
16 A problem or struggle the character must face in the story ConflictA problem or struggle the character must face in the story
17 There are 2 types of Conflict Internal:Inside the CharacterExternal:Outside the Character
18 Internal ConflictInternal ConflictInternal conflicts are thoughts or feelings the characters struggle with like thinking they are going to lose a game or feeling worried.
19 These problems are happening “outside” of the character. External ConflictConditions or people that are causing problems for the main character are calledexternal conflicts.These problems are happening “outside” of the character.
20 Do you think this character is having thoughts and feelings right about now? ConflictSometimes there can be both internal and external conflict as characters react with thoughts and feelings to the problems occurring “outside” of themselves.
21 Climax The most exciting part of the story – where the plot was leading.
22 The story leads up to the most exciting part ClimaxClimaxPlot :Events in the storylead to theCLIMAXShortly after the climax,the story endsIntroductionResolutionThe story leads up to the most exciting part
23 ClimaxThe climax suggests how the conflict or problem in the story will be resolved.
24 ResolutionBy the resolution, or ending of the story, we learn how the conflict is solved one way or another.
25 We’re NOT done with our work though . . . ResolutionResolution = The end of the storyThe EndWe’re NOT done with our work though
26 In the story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” . . . Now,let’s try ittogether!In the story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”