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How To Write A Short Story



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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.


  • 1. Elements of a Short Story
  • 2. Definition of a Short Story
    • Tells about a single event or experience
    • Fictional (not true)
    • 500 to 15,000 words in length
    • It has a beginning, middle, and end
    • Creates an impression on the reader
  • 3. Elements of a Short Story
    • Setting
    • Characterization
    • Plot
    • Conflict
    • Climax
    • Resolution
    • Theme
    • Point of view
  • 4. Short Story Vocabulary
    • Setting :Tells the reader where and when the story takes place.
  • 5. Short Story Vocabulary
    • Characterization: Creation of imaginary people who appear to be real to the reader. The writer gives information about the characters in the story.
  • 6. Short Story Vocabulary
    • Plot: A series of events through which the writer reveals what is happening, to whom, and why.
  • 7. Short Story Vocabulary
    • Conflict: Is a problem in the story that needs to be resolved.
  • 8. Short Story Vocabulary
    • Climax: When the action comes to its highest point of conflict.
  • 9. Short Story Vocabulary
    • Resolution: The story’s action after the climax until the end of the story. The “conclusion” of the story.
  • 10. Short Story Vocabulary
    • Theme: The story’s main ideas. The “message” the writer intends to communicate by telling the story.
  • 11. Short Story Vocabulary
    • Point of view: The position of the narrator of the story and what the writer sees from that vantage point.
  • 12. Elements of a Short Story
    • Setting
    • Characterization
    • Plot
    • Conflict
    • Climax
    • Resolution
    • Theme
    • Point of view
  • 13. 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
  • 14. This powerpoint was kindly donated to is home to over a thousand powerpoints submitted by teachers. This is a completely free site and requires no registration. Please visit and I hope it will help in your teaching.