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    • Elements of Fiction
      English Language Arts
      Grade 9
    • Types of Stories
      Fiction
      Nonfiction
      Fake
      Imagined
      Fantasy
      Real
      True info from real life
      Auto- biography
    • Plot
      The sequence of events in the story
      What happens
      Who does it happen to
      What are the conflicts/problems
    • Plot Triangle
      Climax
      Rising Action Falling Action
      Exposition Resolution
      (beginning) (ending)
    • Exposition
      Begins structure of plot
      Sets tone
      Establishes setting
      Introduces characters
      Gives readers important background information
    • Rising Action
      Moves plot along
      Adds complication to expanding the conflict
      Helps build suspense to a climax (or turning point)
    • Climax (or Turning Point)
      Moment when reader’s interest and emotional intensity reach highest point
      Occurs toward end of a story after reader has understood conflict and become emotionally invested in the characters
    • Falling Action (or Resolution)
      Occurs after climax of a story
      Resolves any “loose ends” in a story
      End of plot triangle
    • Terminology
      Setting
      Time and place where the story occurs
      Theme
      The main idea of a story or novel
      Conflict
      Disagreement or contradiction between characters
    • Point of View
      The position of a narrator in relation to a story…
      • 1st person – The narrator is a character in the story
      • 3rd person – Narrator is not a character in the story
      • 3rd person Omniscient – All-knowing , “Voice of God”-type narration
    • Character
      Protagonist – Main character, sometimes seen as the hero of a story
      Antagonist – Goes against or conflicts with the protagonist
      Static - Character that stays the same throughout the story
      Dynamic - Character that changes (thoughts, how he/she treats others) during the story