General Story Elements
Point of View
Conflict
Plot
Examples
100
The time, place and weather
What is setting?
100
When the story is told from the point of view of a character within the story.
What is first person?
100
Define conflict
What is the struggle between opposing forces?
100
Define plot
What is the events that happen in the story?
100
Harry Potter, Greg Heffley, Katniss Everdeen, Cinderella, Nemo
What is a character?
200
the result of the conflict
What is the resolution?
200
The story is told from the perspective of an outside observer who is all knowing.
What is third person omniscient?
200
An old man struggles with his iPhone
What is person vs. technology?
200
The highest emotional point in the story or the peak of the conflict
What is Climax?
200
the woods, hogwarts, the shire, neverland, galaxy far far away
What is the setting?
300
The perspective the story is told from
What is point of view?
300
The point of view that uses the pronouns I, me, and we
What is first person?
300
The struggle that occurs within the heart and mind of the character.
What is internal conflict?
300
Events leading to the climax
What is rising action?
300
The prince searched the kingdom for the owner of the glass slipper
What is the falling action?
400
The message of life illustrated through the story or the moral the author is trying to convey
What is theme
400
The point of view that uses the pronouns he, she, and they.
What is third person?
400
The conflict reaches its peak in the story
What is climax?
400
the introduction of the characters and setting
What is background?
400
Marlin searched all over the ocean and met sharks, turtles, and a whale.
What is rising action?
500
The prince and princess get married and live happily ever after
What is the resolution?
500
When the narrator talks directly to the reader
What is second person?
500
Name 3 types of conflict.
What is person vs person, person vs nature, person vs society, person vs. technology, person vs supernatural, person vs self
500
To have a plot or an interesting story your characters need this.
What is conflict?
500
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
What is theme?
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