Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Mrs. Sample
Language Arts
  7th Grade
Elements of a Short Story
 Plot
 Theme
 Setting
 Character
 Conflict
Plot: How Stories Happen

What is plot?
The structure
of a story
Parts of Plot

                 Climax


Rising Action             Falling Action



Exposition                   Resoluti...
What is Exposition?


•Beginning of story
•Introduces
characters, setting,
and tone
What is Rising Action?

  •Plot becomes
  increasingly complicated
  •Various problems arise
What is Climax?
 The high point
   of a story
What is Falling Action?

     •Action following the
     climax
     •Leads to the end
What is Resolution?


          •Problems are
              solved
          •Action comes
            to an end
What is the high point
of action in a story?

  A. Exposition
  B. Resolution
  C. Climax
  D. Falling action
What is Theme?
•Message about life
•What the work is about
•What the main
    character learns
What is Tone?
• Tells us what the author thinks
  about his/her main character.
• The author’s attitude toward the
  story...
What is Mood?

• The effect of the writer’s
  words on the reader.
• How the writer’s words make
  us feel.
What is Setting?

      • Place
      • Time
The setting answers the question,
   “What is the work about?”


              True

              False
What is a Character?

  A person or animal
       in a story
Character

What is a          • Main character
protagonist?       • Hero of the story
Character

                   • Opposes
What is an           protagonist
antagonist?        • Bad guy
Dynamic vs. Static
       DYNAMIC               STATIC
• Character            • Character stays
  changes                t...
Who is the hero or central
       character of a story?
A. Protagonist
B. Climax
C. Exposition
D. Antagonist
What is Conflict?
    A struggle
      between
  opposing forces
     in a story
What is Conflict?
•Person against person
•Person against self
•Person against society
•Person against nature
Congratulations!
    You know the Elements of a Short Story!!!

`
                            Plot
                       ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Story Elements Ppt

64,907

Published on

Introduction to the elements of fiction. These are also referred to as the Short Story elements since it is introduced during the short story unit.

Published in: Education
10 Comments
37 Likes
Statistics
Notes
No Downloads
Views
Total Views
64,907
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
43
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2,575
Comments
10
Likes
37
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Transcript of "Story Elements Ppt"

  1. 1. Mrs. Sample Language Arts 7th Grade
  2. 2. Elements of a Short Story Plot Theme Setting Character Conflict
  3. 3. Plot: How Stories Happen What is plot? The structure of a story
  4. 4. Parts of Plot Climax Rising Action Falling Action Exposition Resolution
  5. 5. What is Exposition? •Beginning of story •Introduces characters, setting, and tone
  6. 6. What is Rising Action? •Plot becomes increasingly complicated •Various problems arise
  7. 7. What is Climax? The high point of a story
  8. 8. What is Falling Action? •Action following the climax •Leads to the end
  9. 9. What is Resolution? •Problems are solved •Action comes to an end
  10. 10. What is the high point of action in a story? A. Exposition B. Resolution C. Climax D. Falling action
  11. 11. What is Theme? •Message about life •What the work is about •What the main character learns
  12. 12. What is Tone? • Tells us what the author thinks about his/her main character. • The author’s attitude toward the story and readers.
  13. 13. What is Mood? • The effect of the writer’s words on the reader. • How the writer’s words make us feel.
  14. 14. What is Setting? • Place • Time
  15. 15. The setting answers the question, “What is the work about?” True False
  16. 16. What is a Character? A person or animal in a story
  17. 17. Character What is a • Main character protagonist? • Hero of the story
  18. 18. Character • Opposes What is an protagonist antagonist? • Bad guy
  19. 19. Dynamic vs. Static DYNAMIC STATIC • Character • Character stays changes the same through throughout a the whole story. story. They either This person does do something not change. They differently or are actually very make a choice predictable they would not through the whole have normally story. made.
  20. 20. Who is the hero or central character of a story? A. Protagonist B. Climax C. Exposition D. Antagonist
  21. 21. What is Conflict? A struggle between opposing forces in a story
  22. 22. What is Conflict? •Person against person •Person against self •Person against society •Person against nature
  23. 23. Congratulations! You know the Elements of a Short Story!!! ` Plot Theme Setting Character Conflict
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×