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  • Students will be provided a copy of the power point presentation in outline form. The outline form will have blanks to be filled in during the presentation. This presentation is in preparation of writing a short story for their portfolio. This presentation was designed for a resource Language Arts class; students having learning and behavior disorders.
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    1. 1. Elements of a Short Story 7 th Grade Language Arts Mrs. Wilson
    2. 2. Definition of a Short Story <ul><li>Tells about a single event or experience </li></ul><ul><li>Fictional (not true) </li></ul><ul><li>500 to 15,000 words in length </li></ul><ul><li>It has a beginning, middle, and end </li></ul><ul><li>Creates an impression on the reader </li></ul>
    3. 3. Elements of a Short Story <ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Characterization </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Climax </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul><ul><li>Point of view </li></ul>
    4. 4. Short Story Vocabulary <ul><li>Setting :Tells the reader where and when the story takes place. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the character’s environment including the season, weather, time of day, year, exact location, geographical features, and everything else that is possibly in their surroundings. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Short Story Vocabulary <ul><li>Characterization: Creation of imaginary people who appear to be real to the reader. The writer gives information about the characters in the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Authors characterize by: </li></ul><ul><li>indirect and direct characterization </li></ul>
    6. 7. Short Story Vocabulary <ul><li>Plot: A series of events through which the writer reveals what is happening, to whom, and why. </li></ul>
    7. 8. Short Story Vocabulary <ul><li>Conflict: Is a problem in the story that needs to be resolved. </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Conflict: </li></ul><ul><li>Man vs. Man </li></ul><ul><li>Man vs. Himself </li></ul><ul><li>Man vs. Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Man vs. Society </li></ul>
    8. 9. Short Story Vocabulary <ul><li>Climax: When the action comes to its highest point of conflict. </li></ul><ul><li>Here there is a turning point in the action; a shift in the story occurs. </li></ul>
    9. 10. Short Story Vocabulary <ul><li>Resolution: The story’s action after the climax until the end of the story. Where all the loose ends are tied up. This falling action leads to the “conclusion” of the story. </li></ul>
    10. 11. Short Story Vocabulary <ul><li>Theme: The story’s main ideas. The “message” the writer intends to communicate by telling the story. </li></ul>
    11. 12. Short Story Vocabulary <ul><li>Point of view: </li></ul><ul><li> The position of the narrator of the story and what the writer sees from that vantage point. </li></ul><ul><li>First person- one involved directly in the action of the story, telling the story </li></ul><ul><li>Third person- one looking on to the action, but not directly involved </li></ul><ul><li>Omniscient-all knowing narrator </li></ul>
    12. 13. Elements of a Short Story <ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Characterization </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Climax </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul><ul><li>Point of view </li></ul>
    13. 14. Great writers are able to use the elements of the short story with such precision that the reader is caught up in the action of the story. This is a mark of a good story and our goal as a writer. Short Story
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