Plot
Conflict
Character
Theme + Point of View
Misc.
100

The part of plot where we learn about the characters, setting, and atmosphere.

The exposition

100

Name the conflict: You’re walking through the basement of your house and you hear a mysterious creaking sound. You turn your head and you see something move out of the corner of your eye.

Character vs Supernatural

100

This type of character changes throughout the story

Dynamic 

BONUS 100: can you name a dynamic character?

100

What is a theme?

What the author wants us to learn from their story.

100

This is when the author gives us clues about what is going to happen

Foreshadowing

200

The part of the plot where things get more and more exciting.

The rising action

200

Name the conflict: You’re writing an essay for your favourite English class on the computer. All of a sudden, it shuts down, erasing everything you had worked on. 

Character vs Technology

200

This type of character sits in the background. They are not the main person we follow.

Minor character

200

This point of view uses the pronouns "I", "Me", and "We". 

First person

200

This is when our story pauses and the author shows us something that has happened in the past

Flashback

300

The definition of the inciting incident

The piece of action that kicks off the entire story.

300

Name the conflict: Your school has an amazing hockey team- for boys. When you and a group of your girlfriends want to start a girls’ hockey program, you’re told that there is no money left in the athletic budget. 

Character vs Society

300

This is the character who is trying to STOP the protagonist.

Antagonist 

300

This POV can see into MORE THAN ONE person's thoughts

Third Person Omniscient 

BONUS 100: give me an example of this POV

300

This is the feeling we get from reading a story

Mood

400

The resolution of "The Escape"

Boris is trapped forever with a skeleton friend. 

400

Name the conflict: At a party, you spent a lot of time talking to a friend from your math class. His girlfriend, however, has spread a rumour around the school that you’re trying to take him away from her.

Character vs Character

400

This type of character stays the same throughout the story.

Static 

400
TRUE OR FALSE: a theme can be expressed in one word

false!!

400

DIRECT characterization is... 

When the author tells us directly about a character.

BONUS 100: can you give me an example? 

500

The definition of denoument

The unravelling of any mysteries left in the story; tells us everything we are left wondering about. 

500

Name the conflict: You have a book report due on Friday. Even though you’ve had several weeks to read, by Tuesday you’ve only read half the book. 

Character vs Self

500

TRUE OR FALSE: A character can be BOTH dynamic and static.

FALSE!

500

Michael Jordan was rejected from his high school basketball team. Instead of giving up, he continued training and eventually became the most famous basketball player ever. What theme can we learn from this story?

If you keep trying, even when things are tough, you will be rewarded. 

500

Setting is the time and place of a story. What are the four aspects that can affect setting?

Geographical location

Historical period

Season

Time of Day

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