Presentation on theme: "Teaching Plot Structure Through Short Stories Plot is a causal arrangement of events and actions within a story."— Presentation transcript:
Teaching Plot Structure Through Short Stories Plot is a causal arrangement of events and actions within a story.
Types of Plot Plots can be told in: Chronological order Flashback In media res (in the middle of things) when the story starts in the middle of the action without exposition
Pyramidal Plot The most basic and traditional form of plot: Based on Gustav Freytag ’ s Plot Structure & Aritotle ’ s Elements of the Greek Tragedy
Plot Line Exposition: The start of the story. The way things are before the action starts. Rising Action: the series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to the climax. Climax: The turning point. The most intense moment (either mentally or in action. Falling Action: all of the action which follows the Climax. Resolution: The conclusion, the tying together of all of the threads.
Conflict Conflict is the dramatic struggle between two forces in a story. Without conflict there is no plot.
Types of Conflict Man VS Man Man VS Nature Man VS Society Man VS Himself
Practice With Jack And The Beanstalk With a partner go to the Jack and the Beanstalk interactive and drag the parts of the story into the right plot element.Jack and the Beanstalk interactive Share your results with the rest of the class.