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CREATIVE WRITING Elements of Plot, Quiz
Review
**This PowerPoint has been adapted from gmsdk12.org**
CLASS CONNECT
SESSIONS
CODE OF CONDUCT:
Arrive promptly at the scheduled time of the session.
All WB & Mic privileges will...
GCA MISSION AND
VISION
GCA VISION: GCA students will emerge as confident leaders in the
21st century global community thro...
Monday, you went over LOTS of literary terms!
These are terms that you’ll need not only for this unit but
for the rest of ...
LET’S REVIEW!
The best definition of fiction is?
A. imaginative narration, especially in prose form; something feigned, in...
LET’S REVIEW!
The best definition of fiction is?
A. imaginative narration, especially in prose form; something feigned, in...
WHAT EVERY STORY NEEDS:
Plot
Theme
Characters
Setting
Conflict
Spotlight: Elements of Plot
ELEMENTS OF THE SHORT STORY
The short story emerges from the writer’s careful
manipulation of various formal elements, whi...
WHAT IS PLOT?
Plot concerns the organization of
the main events of a work of
fiction.
Most plots will trace some process
o...
THE PLOT IN A SHORT STORY
1. EXPOSITION
This usually occurs at the beginning of a short story.
Here the characters are introduced. We also learn
abo...
IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE
EXPOSITION
Setting
Time
Place
Characters
Protagonist: The
main character; the
hero
Antagonist: ...
2. RISING ACTION
The rising action includes all the
events that lead to the climax. It
also presents some type of conflict
3. CLIMAX
The “high point”. This is the turning point
of the story. Usually the main character
comes face to face with a c...
CONFLICT:
Conflict is at the heart of fiction. If there is no conflict,
readers are less likely to care about the outcome....
CONFLICT
4. FALLING ACTION
All loose ends
of the plot are
tied up. The
conflict(s) and
climax are
taken care of.
5. RESOLUTION
The story
comes to a
reasonable
ending.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
1. Exposition
2. Rising Action
3. Climax
4. Falling Action
5. Resolution
Beginning of
Story
Middle...
QUICK SELF-REVIEW
QUIZ!
QUESTION 1
A STATIC character
a. Remains the same at the end
of the story
b. Changes by the end of the
story
c. Is the mai...
QUESTION 1
A STATIC character
a. Remains the same at the end
of the story
b. Changes by the end of the
story
c. Is the mai...
QUESTION 2
The main character of the story is:
a. The antagonist
b. The protagonist
c. The exposition
QUESTION 2
The main character of the story is:
a. The antagonist
b. The protagonist
c. The exposition
QUESTION 3
The part of the story where the
main character comes face to face
with a conflict
a. The climax
b. The falling ...
QUESTION 3
The part of the story where the
main character comes face to face
with a conflict
a. The climax
b. The falling ...
QUESTION 3
The part of the story that ties up all
the loose ends and takes care of the
conflict
a. The climax
b. The falli...
QUESTION 3
The part of the story that ties up all
the loose ends and takes care of the
conflict
a. The climax
b. The falli...
QUESTION 4
The setting is made up of:
a. Protagonist and antagonist
b. Place and characters
c. Time and Place
QUESTION 4
The setting is made up of:
a. Protagonist and antagonist
b. Place and characters
c. Time and Place
TEST YOUR PLOT
KNOWLEDGE!
The 3 Little Pigs
You will now watch a short version
of the story to refresh your
memory. After...
Jot down some notes…
What is the setting?
Who is the Protagonist?
Who is the Antagonist?
What is the point of view?
What i...
What is the setting?
 The beautiful clearing where the 3 Little Pigs build their homes
 Time: Not exactly known. The tim...
DRAW ARROWS FROM THE
EVENTS TO THEIR
APPROPRIATE PLOT
ELEMENTS Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution
T...
CHECK IT
Event #2
Pig #1 builds a house of straw,
Pig #2 builds a house of sticks,
and Pig # 3 builds a house of
bricks.
E...
REVIEW: 2.01 QUIZ
1. WHICH WOULD NOT BE A
PART OF THE SETTING?
A. Two teenagers arguing
B. A thunderstorm
C. 3pm on a winter day
D. New York...
1. WHICH WOULD NOT BE A
PART OF THE SETTING?
A. Two teenagers arguing
B. A thunderstorm
C. 3pm on a winter day
D. New York...
2. BEING LOST IN A
SNOWSTORM WOULD BE
WHAT KIND OF CONFLICT?
A. Person vs. Self
B. Person vs. Fate, Nature, or Circumstanc...
2. BEING LOST IN A
SNOWSTORM WOULD BE
WHAT KIND OF CONFLICT?
A. Person vs. Self
B. Person vs. Fate, Nature, or Circumstanc...
3. A LAWYER DEFENDING A MAN
THAT THE COMMUNITY
BELIEVES IS GUILTY IS AND
EXAMPLE OF WHAT KIND OF
CONFLICT?A. Person vs. Se...
3. A LAWYER DEFENDING A MAN
THAT THE COMMUNITY
BELIEVES IS GUILTY IS AND
EXAMPLE OF WHAT KIND OF
CONFLICT?A. Person vs. Se...
4. THE MAIN CHARACTER
WHO FACES THE CONFLICT IN
THE STORY IS CALLED THE
A. antagonist
B. quest
C. protagonist
D. none of t...
4. THE MAIN CHARACTER
WHO FACES THE CONFLICT IN
THE STORY IS CALLED THE
A. antagonist
B. quest
C. protagonist
D. none of t...
5. THE CHARACTER WHO
CREATES PROBLEMS FOR THE
MAIN CHARACTER—AND OFTEN
CREATES THE CONFLICT—IS
CALLED THEA. antagonist
B. ...
5. THE CHARACTER WHO
CREATES PROBLEMS FOR THE
MAIN CHARACTER—AND OFTEN
CREATES THE CONFLICT—IS
CALLED THEA. antagonist
B. ...
6. DIALOGUE BY AND ABOUT A
CHARACTER, DESCRIPTION OF A
CHARACTER, AND A
CHARACTER’S ACTIONS ARE
ALWAYS TOA. develop charac...
6. DIALOGUE BY AND ABOUT A
CHARACTER, DESCRIPTION OF A
CHARACTER, AND A
CHARACTER’S ACTIONS ARE
ALWAYS TOA. develop charac...
7. COMPLICATIONS HELP
DEVELOP
A. the falling actions in the plot
B. the setting
C. the rising action in the plot
D. None o...
7. COMPLICATIONS HELP
DEVELOP
A. the falling actions in the plot
B. the setting
C. the rising action in the plot
D. None o...
8. THE CLIMAX IS
A. when we first find out about the conflict
B. when the setting is described
C. when we are introduced t...
8. THE CLIMAX IS
A. when we first find out about the conflict
B. when the setting is described
C. when we are introduced t...
9. THEME IS
A. the tone of the story
B. The central message
C. the culmination of characters' decisions
D. the central plot
9. THEME IS
A. the tone of the story
B. The central message
C. the culmination of characters' decisions
D. the central plot
10. GENERATIVE WRITING
ALLOWS A FICTION WRITER
TO:
A. generate new ideas for possible plots, characters, and
settings
B. d...
10. GENERATIVE WRITING
ALLOWS A FICTION WRITER
TO:
A. generate new ideas for possible plots, characters, and
settings
B. d...
WHERE ELSE CAN YOU
STUDY??
By reviewing 2.00 Unit Warm up, slide 4.—
sub genres of fiction! (Yup, it’s on the
quiz, too!)
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  1. 1. CREATIVE WRITING Elements of Plot, Quiz Review **This PowerPoint has been adapted from gmsdk12.org**
  2. 2. CLASS CONNECT SESSIONS CODE OF CONDUCT: Arrive promptly at the scheduled time of the session. All WB & Mic privileges will be assigned at the discretion of the teacher. Chat Box conversations should be limited to the content of the lesson. No sharing of personal information (phone numbers, emails, address, etc.) Respectful and courteous behavior towards others is expected at all times. Stepping away /non participation without the teacher’s approval will be seen as an absence from the session. Students & parents are expected to follow all classroom protocol as described. Any disruptions to learning during class connect sessions , including the use of inappropriate language, posting pictures or images to whiteboard, disrespect of teachers or other students will not be tolerated. If a disruption occurs student(s) will be placed in a breakout room for reflection and/or removed from class connect session and parents
  3. 3. GCA MISSION AND VISION GCA VISION: GCA students will emerge as confident leaders in the 21st century global community through a holistic approach of rigorous academic standards, a commitment to individualized learning paths, and attention to the growth of each student as a civic minded contributor both within their local communities and beyond. GCA MISSION: Our mission is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for all students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum within a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid & reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community.
  4. 4. Monday, you went over LOTS of literary terms! These are terms that you’ll need not only for this unit but for the rest of the semester—and probably in your lit class, too! Make sure you check out the resources in the OHS or the file transfer, if you haven’t already! REVIEW: LITERARY TERMS
  5. 5. LET’S REVIEW! The best definition of fiction is? A. imaginative narration, especially in prose form; something feigned, invented, or imagined; a made-up story; an imaginary thing or event, postulated for the purposes of argument or explanation B. Literature that is based on fact C. Literature that is based mostly on fact and is about real people, real events, and/or real places D. All of the above E. None of the above
  6. 6. LET’S REVIEW! The best definition of fiction is? A. imaginative narration, especially in prose form; something feigned, invented, or imagined; a made-up story; an imaginary thing or event, postulated for the purposes of argument or explanation B. Literature that is based on fact C. Literature that is based mostly on fact and is about real people, real events, and/or real places D. All of the above E. None of the above
  7. 7. WHAT EVERY STORY NEEDS: Plot Theme Characters Setting Conflict Spotlight: Elements of Plot
  8. 8. ELEMENTS OF THE SHORT STORY The short story emerges from the writer’s careful manipulation of various formal elements, which will usually include: Plot (Action and Conflict) Characterization Setting (Time and Place) Point of View Tone Symbolism Theme Style/diction Spotlight: Elements of Plot
  9. 9. WHAT IS PLOT? Plot concerns the organization of the main events of a work of fiction. Most plots will trace some process of change in which characters are caught up in a conflict that is eventually resolved.
  10. 10. THE PLOT IN A SHORT STORY
  11. 11. 1. EXPOSITION This usually occurs at the beginning of a short story. Here the characters are introduced. We also learn about the setting of the story. This section also presents other facts necessary to understanding the story
  12. 12. IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE EXPOSITION Setting Time Place Characters Protagonist: The main character; the hero Antagonist: The character who is in conflict with the protagonist in some way; the “bad guy”  Static: Character stays the same  Dynamic: Character changes in some way
  13. 13. 2. RISING ACTION The rising action includes all the events that lead to the climax. It also presents some type of conflict
  14. 14. 3. CLIMAX The “high point”. This is the turning point of the story. Usually the main character comes face to face with a conflict. The main character will change in some way.
  15. 15. CONFLICT: Conflict is at the heart of fiction. If there is no conflict, readers are less likely to care about the outcome. Conflicts fall into one of a variety of types.
  16. 16. CONFLICT
  17. 17. 4. FALLING ACTION All loose ends of the plot are tied up. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of.
  18. 18. 5. RESOLUTION The story comes to a reasonable ending.
  19. 19. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER 1. Exposition 2. Rising Action 3. Climax 4. Falling Action 5. Resolution Beginning of Story Middle of Story End of Story
  20. 20. QUICK SELF-REVIEW QUIZ!
  21. 21. QUESTION 1 A STATIC character a. Remains the same at the end of the story b. Changes by the end of the story c. Is the main character
  22. 22. QUESTION 1 A STATIC character a. Remains the same at the end of the story b. Changes by the end of the story c. Is the main character
  23. 23. QUESTION 2 The main character of the story is: a. The antagonist b. The protagonist c. The exposition
  24. 24. QUESTION 2 The main character of the story is: a. The antagonist b. The protagonist c. The exposition
  25. 25. QUESTION 3 The part of the story where the main character comes face to face with a conflict a. The climax b. The falling action c. The resolution
  26. 26. QUESTION 3 The part of the story where the main character comes face to face with a conflict a. The climax b. The falling action c. The resolution
  27. 27. QUESTION 3 The part of the story that ties up all the loose ends and takes care of the conflict a. The climax b. The falling action c. The resolution
  28. 28. QUESTION 3 The part of the story that ties up all the loose ends and takes care of the conflict a. The climax b. The falling action c. The resolution
  29. 29. QUESTION 4 The setting is made up of: a. Protagonist and antagonist b. Place and characters c. Time and Place
  30. 30. QUESTION 4 The setting is made up of: a. Protagonist and antagonist b. Place and characters c. Time and Place
  31. 31. TEST YOUR PLOT KNOWLEDGE! The 3 Little Pigs You will now watch a short version of the story to refresh your memory. After you will need to answer questions about the plot, characters, and setting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5hI9U 19-m0
  32. 32. Jot down some notes… What is the setting? Who is the Protagonist? Who is the Antagonist? What is the point of view? What is the type of conflict?
  33. 33. What is the setting?  The beautiful clearing where the 3 Little Pigs build their homes  Time: Not exactly known. The time their mother thought it was appropriate they leave the home. Who is the Protagonist?  Pig # 3 Who is the Antagonist?  The Big Bad Wolf What is the point of view?  3rd person omniscient What is the type of conflict?  Character vs. Character
  34. 34. DRAW ARROWS FROM THE EVENTS TO THEIR APPROPRIATE PLOT ELEMENTS Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution Three little pigs leave home to find adventure in the big world. Pig #1 builds a house of straw, Pig #2 builds a house of sticks, and Pig # 3 builds a house of bricks. Big Bad Wolf blows the straw house down and pig #1 escapes to Pig #2’s house. The pigs come across a beautiful clearing they think will be a perfect spot to build their homes. Big Bad Wolf blows the stick house down and Pig #1 and #2 escape to Pig # 3’s house. The Big Bad Wolf tries several times, but he can’t blow down brick house. Wolf decides to sneak down the chimney to get the pigs. Wolf falls into boiling pot of soup.The Big Bad Wolf is so scared of the 3 Pigs that he runs off in the woods never to be seen again. The 3 little pigs live happily ever after.
  35. 35. CHECK IT Event #2 Pig #1 builds a house of straw, Pig #2 builds a house of sticks, and Pig # 3 builds a house of bricks. Event #3 Big Bad Wolf blows the straw house down and pig #1 escapes to Pig #2’s house. Event #1 The pigs come across a beautiful clearing they think will be a perfect spot to build their homes. Event #4 Big Bad Wolf blows the stick house down and Pig #1 and #2 escape to Pig # 3’s house. Event #5 The Big Bad Wolf tries several times, but he can’t blow down brick house. CLIMAX: Wolf decides to sneak down the chimney to get the pigs. Wolf falls into boiling pot of soup. RESOLUTION: The Big Bad Wolf is so scared of the 3 Pigs that he runs off in the woods never to be seen again. The 3 little pigs live happily ever after. EXPOSITION: Three little pigs leave home to find adventure in the big world.
  36. 36. REVIEW: 2.01 QUIZ
  37. 37. 1. WHICH WOULD NOT BE A PART OF THE SETTING? A. Two teenagers arguing B. A thunderstorm C. 3pm on a winter day D. New York city
  38. 38. 1. WHICH WOULD NOT BE A PART OF THE SETTING? A. Two teenagers arguing B. A thunderstorm C. 3pm on a winter day D. New York city
  39. 39. 2. BEING LOST IN A SNOWSTORM WOULD BE WHAT KIND OF CONFLICT? A. Person vs. Self B. Person vs. Fate, Nature, or Circumstances C. Person vs. Person D. Person vs. Society
  40. 40. 2. BEING LOST IN A SNOWSTORM WOULD BE WHAT KIND OF CONFLICT? A. Person vs. Self B. Person vs. Fate, Nature, or Circumstances C. Person vs. Person D. Person vs. Society
  41. 41. 3. A LAWYER DEFENDING A MAN THAT THE COMMUNITY BELIEVES IS GUILTY IS AND EXAMPLE OF WHAT KIND OF CONFLICT?A. Person vs. Self B. Person vs. Person C. Person vs. Society D. Person vs. Fate, Nature, or Circumstances
  42. 42. 3. A LAWYER DEFENDING A MAN THAT THE COMMUNITY BELIEVES IS GUILTY IS AND EXAMPLE OF WHAT KIND OF CONFLICT?A. Person vs. Self B. Person vs. Person C. Person vs. Society D. Person vs. Fate, Nature, or Circumstances
  43. 43. 4. THE MAIN CHARACTER WHO FACES THE CONFLICT IN THE STORY IS CALLED THE A. antagonist B. quest C. protagonist D. none of the above
  44. 44. 4. THE MAIN CHARACTER WHO FACES THE CONFLICT IN THE STORY IS CALLED THE A. antagonist B. quest C. protagonist D. none of the above
  45. 45. 5. THE CHARACTER WHO CREATES PROBLEMS FOR THE MAIN CHARACTER—AND OFTEN CREATES THE CONFLICT—IS CALLED THEA. antagonist B. quest C. protagonist D. none of the above
  46. 46. 5. THE CHARACTER WHO CREATES PROBLEMS FOR THE MAIN CHARACTER—AND OFTEN CREATES THE CONFLICT—IS CALLED THEA. antagonist B. quest C. protagonist D. none of the above
  47. 47. 6. DIALOGUE BY AND ABOUT A CHARACTER, DESCRIPTION OF A CHARACTER, AND A CHARACTER’S ACTIONS ARE ALWAYS TOA. develop character B. develop setting C. explain the plot D. explain the theme
  48. 48. 6. DIALOGUE BY AND ABOUT A CHARACTER, DESCRIPTION OF A CHARACTER, AND A CHARACTER’S ACTIONS ARE ALWAYS TOA. develop character B. develop setting C. explain the plot D. explain the theme
  49. 49. 7. COMPLICATIONS HELP DEVELOP A. the falling actions in the plot B. the setting C. the rising action in the plot D. None of the above
  50. 50. 7. COMPLICATIONS HELP DEVELOP A. the falling actions in the plot B. the setting C. the rising action in the plot D. None of the above
  51. 51. 8. THE CLIMAX IS A. when we first find out about the conflict B. when the setting is described C. when we are introduced to the antagonist D. when the main character is at the point of resolving (or not resolving) the conflict
  52. 52. 8. THE CLIMAX IS A. when we first find out about the conflict B. when the setting is described C. when we are introduced to the antagonist D. when the main character is at the point of resolving (or not resolving) the conflict
  53. 53. 9. THEME IS A. the tone of the story B. The central message C. the culmination of characters' decisions D. the central plot
  54. 54. 9. THEME IS A. the tone of the story B. The central message C. the culmination of characters' decisions D. the central plot
  55. 55. 10. GENERATIVE WRITING ALLOWS A FICTION WRITER TO: A. generate new ideas for possible plots, characters, and settings B. develop characters into well-polished protagonists and antagonists C. review the plot, setting, and characters for revision D. Write true accounts of characters’ lives.
  56. 56. 10. GENERATIVE WRITING ALLOWS A FICTION WRITER TO: A. generate new ideas for possible plots, characters, and settings B. develop characters into well-polished protagonists and antagonists C. review the plot, setting, and characters for revision D. Write true accounts of characters’ lives.
  57. 57. WHERE ELSE CAN YOU STUDY?? By reviewing 2.00 Unit Warm up, slide 4.— sub genres of fiction! (Yup, it’s on the quiz, too!)

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