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Title: Elements of a Short Story


1
Elements of a Short Story
  • 7th Grade Language Arts
  • Graves County Middle School
  • Power Point Presentation created by Selise
    Ridolfi

2
Definition of a Short Story
  • Tells about a single event or experience
  • Fictional (not true)
  • 500 to 15,000 words in length
  • It has a beginning, middle, and end
  • Creates an impression on the reader

3
Elements of a Short Story
  • Setting
  • Characterization
  • Plot
  • Conflict
  • Climax
  • Resolution
  • Theme
  • Point of view

4
Short Story Vocabulary
  • SettingTells the reader where and when the story
    takes place.

5
Short Story Vocabulary
  • Characterization Creation of imaginary people
    who appear to be real to the reader. The writer
    gives information about the characters in the
    story.

6
Short Story Vocabulary
  • Plot A series of events through which the writer
    reveals what is happening, to whom, and why.

7
Short Story Vocabulary
  • Conflict Is a problem in the story that needs to
    be resolved.

8
Short Story Vocabulary
  • Climax When the action comes to its highest
    point of conflict.

9
Short Story Vocabulary
  • Resolution The storys action after the climax
    until the end of the story. The conclusion of
    the story.

10
Short Story Vocabulary
  • Theme The storys main ideas. The message the
    writer intends to communicate by telling the
    story.

11
Short Story Vocabulary
  • Point of view The position of the narrator of
    the story and what the writer sees from that
    vantage point.

12
Elements of a Short Story
  • Setting
  • Characterization
  • Plot
  • Conflict
  • Climax
  • Resolution
  • Theme
  • Point of view

13
Short Story
  • Great writers are able to use the elements of the
    short story with such precision that the reader
    is caught up in the action of the story. This is
    a mark of a good story and our goal as a writer.

14
The Assignment
  1. In the next lesson you will review the short
    story elements and learn to follow and map the
    sequence of events in a story.
  2. You will learn to distinguish the various points
    of view from which a story may be told.
  3. You will learn about all of the previously
    mentioned short story elements.

15
Step-by-step Instructions
  • Begin Elements of a Short Story web quest, go to
    www.suhsd.k12.ca.us/mvm/netlinks/1shortstory/1shor
    tstory.html
  • Follow the directions for each step before going
    onto the next step.
  • Complete the activities worksheets.
  • Complete open response question.

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