Structure<br />Yr 7 Novel Unit<br />
What Is Structure?<br />Structure refers to the arrangement of different elements if the texts.<br />You can probably reme...
Freytag’s Pyramid<br />Can you remember the different points on Freytag’s pyramid?<br />
Freytag’s Pyramid<br />How well did you remember?<br />
When It’s Not That Simple: Sub-Plots<br />There is not always just one plot in a story. We call more minor plots Sub-Plots...
Subplots<br />What examples of subplot can you think of from the novel you are studying?<br />What is their main purpose? ...
Conflict<br />Every story evolves around a conflict or several conflicts that follow seven basic patterns:<br />Man vs. Hi...
Conflict<br />Man vs. the Supernatural: a hero is challenged by supernatural forces or the unknown. <br />Man vs. God: a h...
Conflict<br />Spot the conflict type in the following extracts:<br />Skellig pgs 6-7<br />		  pgs 30-32<br />
Tension<br />In any good story there will be a variation in amounts of tension the reader feels throughout the novel.<br /...
Tension Graphs<br />Take a piece of paper and draw the x and y axes needed for a graph.<br />Label the X axis with crucial...
Tension Graphs<br />Once you have completed your graph make a note of the key areas of tension in your novel.<br />What do...
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Structure yr7

  1. 1. Structure<br />Yr 7 Novel Unit<br />
  2. 2. What Is Structure?<br />Structure refers to the arrangement of different elements if the texts.<br />You can probably remember something about plot structure from earlier this year…<br />
  3. 3. Freytag’s Pyramid<br />Can you remember the different points on Freytag’s pyramid?<br />
  4. 4. Freytag’s Pyramid<br />How well did you remember?<br />
  5. 5. When It’s Not That Simple: Sub-Plots<br />There is not always just one plot in a story. We call more minor plots Sub-Plotsand they can have a variety of different points of focus. They can be used to develop:<br />Character Understanding e.g. Back Story.<br />Theme – seeing the same main idea in a slightly different way.<br />Action – they could cover a more minor incident that could be ‘hinged’ to the main plot (i.e. affect the main plot’s outcome)<br />
  6. 6. Subplots<br />What examples of subplot can you think of from the novel you are studying?<br />What is their main purpose? (Why are they there?)<br />
  7. 7. Conflict<br />Every story evolves around a conflict or several conflicts that follow seven basic patterns:<br />Man vs. Himself : a hero is challenged by his own will, confusion, or fears. This is a struggle of the hero who must to come to a decision. <br />Man vs. Man: a hero faces challenges by antagonists. <br />Man vs. Society: a hero must confront social traditions, moral principles and edicts. Man vs. Nature: a hero is challenged by forces of nature. <br />
  8. 8. Conflict<br />Man vs. the Supernatural: a hero is challenged by supernatural forces or the unknown. <br />Man vs. God: a hero is challenged by divine forces or religious or spiritual conviction or belief. <br />Man vs. Technology: a hero is challenged by the machine, technology or science; this is a common theme in science fiction. <br />Man vs. Nature: a hero is challenged by something that occurs in the natural world.<br />
  9. 9. Conflict<br />Spot the conflict type in the following extracts:<br />Skellig pgs 6-7<br /> pgs 30-32<br />
  10. 10. Tension<br />In any good story there will be a variation in amounts of tension the reader feels throughout the novel.<br />Tension is created through:<br />Conflict<br />Style of Writing (Which you will look at soon)<br />
  11. 11. Tension Graphs<br />Take a piece of paper and draw the x and y axes needed for a graph.<br />Label the X axis with crucial moments from the plot in chronological order.<br />Label the Y axis between 0 and 100 (percent) to indicate the degree of tension on your graph.<br />
  12. 12. Tension Graphs<br />Once you have completed your graph make a note of the key areas of tension in your novel.<br />What do you think is the most tense moment in your novel? Why? Explain in full sentences in as much detail as possible.<br />At which stage on Freytag’s Pyramid do those tense moments occur most frequently?<br />

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