Presentation on theme: "Quarter 1 Short Stories Miss Brown Week of 9/4. Activity #2 (write in 2 nd subject of spiral notebooks) What makes a great story? Think of a story that."— Presentation transcript:
Activity #2 (write in 2 nd subject of spiral notebooks) What makes a great story? Think of a story that you have read, heard or seen in a movie… What made the story interesting? What emotions did the story evoke in you? (How did it make you feel, happy, sad, laugh, etc) Was the story told in any unusual ways? Did the story remind you of any other stories?
With your shadow partner Discuss the answers to the questions about a story you chose. Share out with class
Plot Stages & Conflict Exposition *intro to setting/ characters *intro to conflict Rising Action *complications that intensify conflict *Builds suspense Falling Action *Eases suspense *Reveals outcome *shows how character resolves conflict Climax *turning point & moment of greatest suspense *outcome of the conflict becomes clear Resolution *Reveals the final outcome *Ties up lose ends
Activity #2 cont’d Brainstorm 5 current movies with shadow partner Choose 2 movies and identify 1 or 2 struggles (within a character’s mind or between 1 or more characters or some force) Create a chart: Give specific examples & identify which conflict is most critical in each story Story Title What is the conflict?InternalExternal
Sequence & Time Flashback What is it? An account of an event that happened before the beginning of the story, or earlier point. What does it do? Interrupts main action to describe earlier events. Shows how past events led up to the present situation. Provides background information about a character or event. How can I recognize it? Clue words/phrases: “that summer,” “as a young boy,” or “her earliest memories.” Keep track of the chronological order of events Event 1 Event 2 Flashback Event 3
Foreshadowing What is it? Hints or clues in early scenes to suggest events that will occur. What does it do? Prepares readers for events that come later---in the climax or resolution Creates suspense Eager to keep reading How can I recognize it? Repeated or emphasized ideas and descriptions Notice when characters make important statements or behave unusually Sequence & Time Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4