Learning About: Short Stories

Learning About: Short Stories

Learning About: Short Stories Essential Question What are the 8 Elements (Parts) of a Short Story???? Objectives/Goals You will create a foldable in which you will:

write down the 8 elements of a short story as well as the definitions of each element. This foldable will be kept: in your L.A. Binder in the page protector. You will use this foldable as: a study guide and class resource. Lets Make the Foldable!!

You will need: 1 sheet of white paper Scissors Markers/Colored Pencils/Crayons/Pencil What is a Short Story?

A short story is: A work of fiction that is short and can usually be read in 1 sitting. There are 8 elements to a short story. 1. Plot

Elements of a Short Story: 2. Theme 3. Characters 4. Conflict 5. Setting 6. Mood 7. Tone 8. Point of View

1. Plot: The PLOT is: the series of events, or what is going on in the story. 2. Theme The theme is: Central idea or message

of a story; what the story is mostly about. Also called the Big Idea! Think about a birthday party you may have attended or one that was for you. Did the plates, napkins, cake and balloons all have the same picture

on them? If so, that would be the theme of the party. What are the themes pictured? 3. Characters Characters in a short story are: The people, animals and/or unknown beings in the story.

4. Conflict Conflict is: The problem in a story. 5. Setting The setting of a short story is: The time and location in which the story takes place. This affects the mood of the

story. 6. Mood Has anyone ever said to you, Youre in a bad mood, or Youre in a good mood! There is a reason why you are in the mood you are in!!! Mood is:

The way a story makes you feel during and after you read it. 7. Tone Has anyone ever raised their voice at you? Has anyone ever said to you, Dont use that tone with me young lady/man? Tone is:

The writers attitude towards the subject they are writing about. 8. Point of View When you read a story, do you always know the narrator? Point of View is: Who is telling the story

(narrator). Either 1st or 3rd person. Musical/ Rhythmic You have been introduced to the 8 Elements of a short story. You have a nice foldable with the definitions of each element. Why dont we learn these elements

another way!!! Lets Review!!! Essential Question: What are the 8 Elements of a Short Story? Plot Theme Characters

Conflict Setting Mood Tone Point of View Over the next few weeks, we are going to read several short stories and focus on each of the 5 elements (and rap, of course!).

Organization Please make sure you put your foldable in your L.A. binder in the page protector!!! Elements of a Short Story Get out Your

Foldable!! Elements of a Short Story

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