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Title: Story Elements Author: Eaton Rapids Last modified by: Madelyn Created Date: 10/23/2012 7:24:09 PM Document presentation format: On-screen Show (4:3) – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Story Elements


1
Story Elements
  • The Cat in the Hat

2
Warm-up (In your English notes notebook)
  • What are story elements? Give examples of them.
  • Hint Plot is a story element. Can you name any
    now?

3
A plot structure pyramid
4
The Plot of a Story
Climax
Falling Action
Theme is determined
Rising Action
Resolution (End)
Exposition (Beginning)
Introduce Problems/ Conflict Introduce Events
Inciting Incident
Introduce Characters Introduce Setting Point of
View
5
Exposition
  • Set the scene
  • Introduce characters
  • Establish point of view
  • There is no story yet

6
Exposition in The CAT IN THE HAT
  • Scene set-Inside the house on a rainy day
  • Characters revealed-Mother, Sally and her Brother
  • We learn that Mom is going out shopping and does
    not want the house to be disturbed
  • Sally and her brother want to play outside but
    cant! Because its raining.

7
Inciting incident
  • The story starts where the trouble starts
  • Create conflict
  • Complicate your protagonists life
  • Protagonist main character

8
Inciting incident In the cat in the hat
  • When does the conflict truly begin?
  • The cat arrives!
  • It is the origin of the next act, the rising
    action

9
Rising action
  • The story builds
  • Key characters are in focus
  • Characters are in trouble
  • Many small challenges leading to the bigger goal

10
Rising action In The cat in the hat
  • The Cat in the hat has appeared and
  • begins wrecking havoc
  • Cats great balancing act
  • Thing one and Thing two arrive
  • Fish tries to be the voice of reason- Cat should
    not be in the house when mother is not

11
Climax
  • The moment of greatest tension
  • The point to which all events have led
  • Characters act

12
Climax IN THe CAT IN THE HAT
  • Thing one and thing two destroy the house
  • The narrator catches the Thing one and Thing two
    and send them on their way, because MOM in on her
    way HOME!

13
Falling action
  • Events are a result of the climax
  • The story nears its end
  • What is the fallout from
  • the climax?

14
Falling ACTION IN THE CAT IN THE HAT
  • Cat packs up Thing One and Thing Two then
    leaves.
  • Cat returns and cleans up the mess saying, I
    always pick up all my playthings.

15
Resolution
  • The protagonist solves the problem
  • Characters change
  • because of the
  • journey

16
Resolution In the cat in the hat
  • Mother returns from shopping and asks the
    children, Did you have any fun?
  • Mom finds a clean house and the kids reflect on
    the day.

17
How about Now
  • What are the five story elements? Name them. Make
    sure they are on your warm-up.

18
Setting Place? Time?
19
Characters Protagonist? Antagonist?
20
Conflict Internal Person v. Self or
External Person v. person Person v.
Nature Person v. Society
21
events
22
Climax
23
Resolution
24
The Plot of a Story
House is destroyed and Mom is coming home
  • Thing 1 and Thing 2 destroy the house
  • Cats Balancing Act
  • Cat arrives

Climax
Cat cleans up house
Falling Action
Theme is determined
Resolution (End)
Mom finds a clean house and kids reflect on day
Rising Action
Exposition (Beginning)
Introduce Problems/ Conflict Introduce Events
Introduce Characters Introduce Setting Point of
View
25
The Plot of a Story
Climax
Falling Action
Theme is determined
Rising Action
Resolution (End)
Introduce Problems/ Conflict Introduce Events
Exposition (Beginning)
Introduce Characters Introduce Setting Point of
View
26
The Plot of a Story
27
Theme
  • What is the theme? How do we know that?
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