Fiction Fiction = make believe or not true stories Fiction can have some true facts, events, or people though
~ Types of Fiction ~ SHORT STORIES LONG STORIES / NOVELS PLAYS
~ Short Story ~ Fairy Tales & Fantasy Fables
~ Short Story ~ Folklore Myths & Legends
~ Long or Short Stories ~ Historical Fiction Science Fiction Realistic Fiction Mystery Adventure Romance Humor and others...
~ Elements of Fiction ~ Setting Characters Plot Conflict Climax Resolution
Setting The TIME and PLACE of the story (The When & Where of the Story)
Setting Stories dont always directly tell us their time period Sometimes we must figure it out from clues / descriptions in the story such as the style of clothing worn, the activities done, or the technology used by the characters. Long AgoTodayIn the Future
Setting is also the place of the story
Stories can have more than one setting
Characters The PEOPLE, ANIMALS, OR THINGS the story is about (The Who of the Story)
An author can make make believe characters seem believable by... 1. DESCRIBING THEM WELL 2. LETTING THE READER HEAR THE CHARACTERS SPEAK TO EACH OTHER WITH DIALOGUE 3. SHOWING CHARACTERS ACTIONS IN WAYS READERS CAN RELATE TO OR THAT MAKE SENSE FOR THE SITUATION 4. LETTING THE READER KNOW THE CHARACTERS THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS
Plot The storyline or series of events that make up the story The What Happened? of the Story
Plot The plot of a story is where the reader learns what is happening and in what order: First... Then... Next... Finally...
Conflict A problem or struggle the character must face in the story
There are 2 types of Conflict Internal: Inside the Character External: Outside the Character
Internal Conflict Internal conflicts are thoughts or feelings the characters struggle with like thinking they are going to lose a game or feeling worried. Internal Conflict
External Conflict Conditions or people that are causing problems for the main character are called external conflicts. These problems are happening outside of the character.
Sometimes there can be both internal and external conflict as characters react with thoughts and feelings to the problems occurring outside of themselves. Conflict Do you think this character is having thoughts and feelings right about now?
Climax The most exciting part of the story where the plot was leading.
Climax The story leads up to the most exciting part Introduction Plot : Events in the story lead to the CLIMAX Resolution Climax Shortly after the climax, the story ends
Climax The climax suggests how the conflict or problem in the story will be resolved.
Resolution By the resolution, or ending of the story, we learn how the conflict is solved... one way or another.
Resolution Resolution = The end of the story The End Were NOT done with our work though...
In the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears... Now, lets try it together!
WHAT IS THE SETTING ? Time & Place
Long ago / A cottage in the woods SETTINGSETTING
WHO ARE THE CHARACTERS ? Main Characters
Goldilocks Papa Bear Mama Bear Baby Bear
THINK BACK OVER THE STORY: WHAT IS THE PLOT ? Storyline
WHAT IS THE CONFLICT ? Problem to Overcome
Conflict * Goldilocks is hungry and tired (and apparently has no manners!) * The bears will return.
ARE THESE INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL CONFLICTS ? Inside the character or outside?
Conflict Being hungry or tired could be INTERNAL conflicts while the bears returning home is EXTERNAL.
WHAT IS THE RESOLUTION ? How does the story end?
Resolution Goldilocks runs home when the bears return. (But has she learned not to go in strangers houses ?)
THE RESOLUTION of our story and of this presentation ! The End