Writing short stories


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Writing short stories

  1. 1. November 10, 2010
  2. 2.  1.1.1—Express ideas  1.1.3—Esperiment with language and forms  3.1.1—Use prior knowledge  3.1.4—Create and follow a plan  3.3.1—Organize information  4.1.1—Generate ideas  4.1.3—Organize ideas  4.3.1—Grammar and usage  4.3.2—Spelling  4.4.1—Share ideas and information  5.2.1—Share and compare responses
  3. 3.  By the end of this class you will be able to write a short children’s story which will have a lesson for the child to learn and you will be able to follow the short story format
  4. 4.  The exposition is the introduction of a story which includes: ◦ Introduction of characters ◦ Introduction of setting
  5. 5.  The rising action are the events start to change and become complicated and the conflict of the story is revealed
  6. 6.  This is the most interesting part of the story the turning point of the story ◦ The reader wonders what is going to happen next
  7. 7.  This is where the steps are taken in the story to solve the conflict
  8. 8.  This is where the conflict in the story is resolved
  9. 9.  The setting is where and when the story is taking place ◦ In a cabin on an island on Paint Lake in the fall time for example
  10. 10.  Two types of characters  Protagonist: the main character of a story  Antagonist: the character which opposes the protagonist
  11. 11.  Objective Point of View ◦ The writer states what happens in the story but does not mention any feelings that the characters have. They are detached from the story but know all the information  First Person Narrative ◦ The writer is involved in the story uses the term “I” from their point of view on what happened  Third Person ◦ The writer does not participate in the story but lets the reader know about the feelings of all the other characters as the story is going on
  12. 12.  Keep it simple  Use humour  Make sure the story ends “happily ever after”  Have a lesson to learn in the story  Use lots of description for setting, characters, and what is happening  The story does not have to have realistic characters you can have talking cows and fantasy characters like dragons and fairies  Add illustrations
  13. 13.  “Aronil.” Jan 2009. Date accessed Nov. 9, 2010 from: http://aronil.com/wp- content/uploads/2009/01/f-500z_f500z_happily_everafter.gif  “Borgeson Family Cabin.” July 2005. Date accessed Nov. 9, 2010 from: http://slir2.shiftingpixel.com/slir/w900/wp- content/uploads/2007/06/borgeson_family_cabin.jpg  “Drag the event to the correct spot.” Date accessed Nov. 9. 2010 from: http://staff.fcps.net/tcarr/shortstory/cinderella.htm  Engram. “Short Story Elements.” Date accessed Nov. 9, 2010 from: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/engramja/elements.html  “How To Write A Children’s Story.” Oct. 2010. Date accessed Nov. 9, 2010 from: http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Children's-Story  “Our Issues.” Date accessed Nov. 9, 2010 from: http://www.legaids.com/images/Anxiety.bmp  “Point of View in a Short Story Powerpoint.” 2007. Date accessed Nov. 9, 2010 from: http://www.slideshare.net/es99.trish.turner/point-of-view-in-a-short- story-powerpoint  Roane State Community College. “Online Writing Lab (OWL).” 1988. Date accessed Nov. 9, 2010 from: http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/ElementsLit.html