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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