F3 - Short story: plot

Cooking up a short story!
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This lesson contains 14 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

time-iconLesson duration is: 20 min

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Cooking up a short story!

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Goal
In this LessonUp you'll learn about the main ingredients of a story and a way to structure a story using the plot diagram.

By the end of this lesson you will be able to write your own short story using the three main ingredients and structuring it with a plot diagram.

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Slide 3 - Video

02:11
What is 'Exposition'?
A
The beginning of the story
B
When the story is at it's most exciting
C
When the main problem has been solved

Slide 4 - Quiz

02:11
When the story is at it's most exciting and the battle between the protagonist and antagonist is decided
A
Rising action
B
Climax
C
Falling action

Slide 5 - Quiz

02:11
"And they lived happily ever after."
A
Falling action
B
Resolution
C
Exposition

Slide 6 - Quiz

02:11
What is the right order?
A
Denouement, raising action, exposition, climax, falling action
B
exposition, raising action, climax, falling action, denouement
C
Exposition, climax, falling action, raising action, denouement

Slide 7 - Quiz

Harry Potter
You have all probably watched Harry Potter. If you haven't, you should! 
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On the next slide the plot of the first movie - The Philosopher's stone - has been divided in text fragment.

Drag and drop the plot phase to the correct text fragment. 

Slide 8 - Slide

INTRODUCTION
RAISING ACTION
CLIMAX
FALLING ACTION 
RAISING ACTION
RESOLUTION

Slide 9 - Drag question

Create a short story 

Slide 10 - Slide

Short Story Chain
  1. Each row will get a different theme.
  2. You will write a story within your assigned theme and following the phases of a plot
  3. You’ll get 3 minutes per phase. When the teacher says stop, you stop even if you haven’t finished the sentence. Minimum of two sentences per phase.
  4. You pass your paper to the student sitting behind you (the last student in the row passes it to the first student in the row.
  5. You read what has been written and prepare to continue the story in the next phase of the plot. You have 2 minutes for this.
  6. Continue writing the story in the next phase.

Slide 11 - Slide



1. Aliens Invade Earth
2. Sports competition gone wrong
3. Stranded on a Deserted Island
4. Forbidden Love
5. Everybody on Earth is gone, except you
6. You wake up as someone you dislike

INTRODUCTION 

RISING ACTION

CLIMAX

FALLING ACTION

RESOLUTION





THEMES
timer
3:00

Slide 12 - Slide

Well done!

Slide 13 - Slide

Write your own short story in a maximum of 10 sentences and 60 words using what you've learned.

Slide 14 - Open question