Conflict Struggle between two or more opposing forces 2 Types Internal Conflict is between the character and themselves Man vs. self External Conflict is between the character and an outside force Man vs. Nature Man vs. Character Man vs. Society Between Protagonist and Antagonist
Short Story Comprehension What the text says Text Analysis How the author conveys the text Connections What the text means and how it changes the reader’s view on the world Key Ideas and Details Craft and Structure Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Comprehension Who are the main characters? When and where does the action take place? What conflicts do the characters face? How does each respond to it?
Text Analysis How does the setting of the story affect the characters and events? By the end of the story, how do the characters change? What do these changes suggest about the story’s deeper meaning?
Connections How has this work increased my knowledge of a subject, an author, or a theme? In what ways is this story special, unique, or worthy of reading?
Short Story Brief work of fiction Characters: Personalities that take part in the story (protagonist and antagonist) Settings: Time and Place of story Conflict: External (character, society, nature) Internal (inside) Plot: 5 stages Not all have revolutions, they can have an epiphany
Ideas to Focus on Making Predictions Foreshadow: use of details that hint at future events Plot and Plot Devices Exposition: Character, setting, and situation are introduced Rising Action: Central conflict begins Climax: Conflict reaches its highest point Falling Action: Tension beings to decrease Resolution: Conflict ends and issues are resolved
Character Developing Character Direct Narrator makes direct statements about a character Indirect Learn by analyzing what they say and do How other characters respond