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Elements of a Story PPT


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Explaining all elements of an ideal story... All the basics... Included Starter activity and Homework.... Perfect for Grade 6 upwards...

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Elements of a Story PPT

  1. 1. Elements of a Story
  2. 2. Starter • In small groups students must act, mime or present a famous scene from a movie or story. If the other students are able to guess the movie or the story, then they score the points.
  3. 3. Elements of a Story: • Setting – The time and place a story takes place. • Characters – the people, animals or creatures in a story. • Plot – the series of events that make up a story. • Conflict – a problem or struggle between two people, things or ideas. • Climax – the exciting part
  4. 4. Setting
  5. 5. Setting Details can describe: Time of day Time of year Time in History Scenery Weather Location • The setting describes where an when the story takes place. • It helps build background and create images in the mind. • It helps set the tone or mood of the story.
  6. 6. Using the Five Senses • A good setting helps the reader visualize the places in the story. • A good author includes descriptions of the setting using the five senses… • SIGHT • SMELL • TASTE • FEEL • SOUND
  7. 7. Take a Look…Which is better? The castle was beside the water. The waves crashed loudly against the shoreline. The fog lifted lightly and the medieval castle came into view. It was a beautiful site! The fog brushed my face and I could smell the smoke from the fire in the distance and taste the sea salt on my lips. OR…
  8. 8. Your Turn… • On the next slide, there is a picture of a setting. • In your own words, write a detailed description of the setting in your picture. Include many adjectives and don’t forget to include descriptions for each of the five senses: see, hear, feel, smell, taste • Extension: Draw your own setting and then write about it.
  9. 9. Characters
  10. 10. Every story needs Characters… People Animals Or Creatures
  11. 11. The protagonist is the “good guy”
  12. 12. The antagonist is the “bad guy” or force
  13. 13. Characterization Characterization is the way in which an author shows the personality of a character Characterization is a technique writers use to make characters “come to life.”
  14. 14. Character Traits Character Traits are descriptive adjectives that tell us specific qualities of a character •Honest •Light-hearted •Leader •Expert •Brave •Conceited •Mischievous •Demanding •Thoughtful •Keen •Happy •Disagreeable •Simple •Fancy •Plain •Excited •Studious •Inventive •Creative •Thrilling •Independent •Intelligent •Compassionate •Gentle •Proud •Wild •Messy •Neat •Joyful •Strong •Bright •Courageous •Serious •Funny •Humorous •Sad •Poor •Rich •Tall •Dark •Light •Handsome •Pretty •Ugly •Selfish •Unselfish •Self-confident •Respectful •Considerate •Imaginative •Busy •Patriotic •Fun-loving •Popular •Successful •Responsible •Lazy •Dreamer •Helpful •Simple- minded •Humble •Friendly •Short •Adventurous •Hard-working •Timid •Shy •Bold •Daring •Dainty •Pitiful •Cooperative •Lovable •Prim •Proper •Ambitious •Able •Quiet •Curious •Reserved •Pleasing •Bossy •Witty •Fighter •Tireless •Energetic •Cheerful •Smart •Impulsive •Loyal
  15. 15. Plot
  16. 16. Plot Plot - the events that take place in a story. Every story needs a plot! The plot has different “parts…”
  17. 17. Conflict
  18. 18. Conflict • Conflict is the “battle” between two forces. • Conflict isn’t always bad..sometimes it helps to create change.
  19. 19. Conflict Conflict is the struggle between two forces in a story. Without conflict, there is no plot.
  20. 20. Types of Conflict Character vs Nature Character vs Society Character vs Self Character vs Character
  21. 21. Climax
  22. 22. The climax is the most exciting part!!
  23. 23. The climax of the story is the turning point of the story; the moment when the ultimate suspense reaches its peak. The climax is the problem of the story.
  24. 24. Resolution The solution to the problem is the way the action is resolved. For example, Katie often resolves a conflict by finding a compromise for two fighting characters or helping fix any mistakes she made while switcherooed into someone else. It is important that the resolution fit the rest of the story in tone and creativity and solve all parts of the conflict.
  25. 25. Storyboard
  26. 26. A Storyboard is… • a sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a movie or television production.
  27. 27. In The Form of Sticky Notes
  28. 28. Plenary • Write an imaginative story by using the characters mentioned in the story Three Questions. • Characters: 1.The King 2.The Hermit 3.The Injured/Wounded Man