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Story Elements

6th Grade LA

Characters The people, animals, or imaginary creatures that take part in the story.
Name 4 character traits 1) thoughts, feelings, or actions 2) their relationships with other characters 3) their dialogue 4) Their description
What is dialogue? What the characters say - conversation
What is a description? physical characteristics
Protagonist The central or main character, problem solver
Antagonist Whatever the main character struggles with, problem causer (another character, situation, or environment)
Point of View The view from which the story is told. Who is telling the story?
Name 3 points of view 1) 1st person 2) 2nd person 3) 3rd person (omniscient or limited)
1st person Told by the main character or a minor character. Told from the view of "I".
2nd person When the narrator is speaking to someone. The pronoun "you" will be used.
3rd person told from the narrator's perspective. Told from the view of "he" or "she".
3rd person omniscient The narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of ALL the characters in the story.
3rd person limited The narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of only ONE character in the story.
Setting The time and place in which the story occurs.
The setting is usually described through ____________________ sensory details
Name 3 sensory details 1) sight - A balding man with piercing, green eyes sat alone 2)smell - A delightfully sweet aroma engulfed the room 3) hear - eager screams, piercing whistles
Plot The series of events
Conflict The problem or struggle in the story (internal or external).
Internal conflict The protagonist or main character is having a problem or struggle with himself. Character vs. Self
External conflict The character has a problem with another character or with a situation around him. Character vs. Character Character vs. Society Character vs. Nature Character vs. Machine (Technology)
Character vs. Self The struggle takes place in his or her own mind.
Character vs. Character A character struggles with another character.
Character vs. Society The character fights against social traditions or rules.
Character vs. Nature A character struggles with a force of nature or natural disaster.
Character vs. Machine A character struggles against machinery or technology.
Climax The turning point of the story.
Theme The message about life or human nature that the writer wants to convey or show to the reader.
Resolution The end of the story. How a story resolves.
Created by: shannonbacha
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