What’s Your Story Project Vocabulary


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What’s Your Story Project Vocabulary

  1. 1. Global Studies Project<br />What’s Your Story?<br />
  2. 2. For this project you must:<br />Retell the Story<br />Explain the Message<br />Make three text “connections.”<br />Use ONE powerpoint slide.<br />AND….<br />If You Remember…<br />
  3. 3. Use 5 Vocabulary words<br />
  4. 4. You NEED TO KNOW<br />Fiction<br />Non Fiction<br />Protagonist<br />Antagonist<br />PLOT CONFLICT POINT OF VIEW<br /> SETTING CLIMAX RESOLUTION<br />What these words mean.<br />ERA CONTEMPORARY GENRE<br />MORAL THEME MOTIVE<br />Cause<br />Effect<br />Synonym<br />Antonym<br />
  5. 5. So lets see how all these ideas are connected.<br />
  6. 6. FIRST you should know that writing can be put into two categories based on what they have in common…<br />
  7. 7. “Factual” or composed of real information.<br />Is written about people, places, or events that take place in real life.<br />Can be used for practical purposes.<br />“Make Believe” or made-up stories.<br />It did not really happen.<br />Usually used for entertainment.<br />Here are the categories.<br />FICTION is writing that is..<br />NONFICTION is writing that is…<br />
  8. 8. Novels and other books that are fun are FICTIONAL,Newspapers, which give information about the real world are NONFICTIONAL.Can you think of other examples?<br />
  9. 9. Now then, literature in these two categories can be divided in to GENRES<br />Genres are categories based on things that different writing has in common. Here are some examples:<br />Novels<br />Short Stories<br />Fantasy<br />Science Fiction<br />Historical<br />Mystery<br />Thriller<br />Crime<br />
  10. 10. Genres are determined by how similar one PLOT might be to another…<br />
  11. 11. Remember these PLOT Components??<br />Climax: the turning point, the most intense moment—either mentally or in action<br />Rising Action: the series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to the climax<br />Falling Action: all of the action which follows the climax<br />Exposition: the start of the story, the situation before the action starts<br />Resolution: the conclusion, the tying together of all of the threads<br />
  12. 12. You might not, so lets break it down again…<br />
  13. 13. The time and place of the story is the setting<br />
  14. 14. Setting<br /> If you could talk about the where and when of a story, what you’re really talking about is the story’s setting. <br /> Understanding a story’s setting can help explain the rest of the plot.<br />
  15. 15. The point of view is the perspective of the story.<br />“I was framed! I just wanted to borrow a cup of sugar!”<br />“That rotten wolf tried to eat us!!!!”<br />
  16. 16. The people in the story are characters. Every story needs characters<br />People<br />Animals<br />Or Creatures<br />
  17. 17. The protagonist is the “good guy” or positive force.<br />
  18. 18. The antagonist is the “bad guy” or negative force that gets in the good guy’s way.<br />
  19. 19. Protagonists and antagonists have different MOTIVES for their actions.<br />These differences CAUSE tension between characters.<br />The EFFECT of this tension is a CONFLICT.<br />Just like real people, characters have reasons for doing what they do.<br />
  20. 20. Plot: Conflict<br /> Conflict is the dramatic struggle between two forces in a story. Without conflict, there is no plot.<br />
  21. 21. Great stories have great conflicts.<br />Man vs. Man<br />Man vs. Nature<br />Man vs. Society<br />Man vs. Machine<br />Man vs. Himself<br />
  22. 22. The climax is the most exciting part! It is the turning point of the story.<br />
  23. 23. After you read…<br />Hopefully you will have learned something.<br />What you learned is called a THEME.<br />You will need to guess what the theme is from the title, point of view, setting, characters, and plot events.<br />Stories often have many themes.<br />A few stories have one specific theme called a MORAL.<br />
  24. 24. Like in the Tortoise and the Hare:<br />“Slow and steady wins the race.”<br />