Short story Roald Dahl

what do you know about
plot, setting and character
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Slide 1: Mind map
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This lesson contains 13 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

Items in this lesson

what do you know about
plot, setting and character

Slide 1 - Mind map

What is "plot"?

Slide 2 - Open question

Plot is what happens in a story and how these things are told.

Most stories have the same structure.

> Freytag's Pyramid

Slide 3 - Slide

> the start of the story
> the protagonist is introduced
> the (main/first) setting is described
> something happens

Slide 4 - Slide

Rising Action
> events unfold

> things happen

> more problems

> more exciting

Slide 5 - Slide

> most exciting

> problems at max

> can't stop reading/ playing/watching

Slide 6 - Slide

Falling Action
> main problem is solved

> other (minor) problems are resolved

> questions are answered

Slide 7 - Slide


The they-lived-happily-

Slide 8 - Slide

Name three element of setting.

Slide 9 - Open question

  • Time: the time (a period or era) in which a story takes place.

  • Place: the actual place or places a story is set.

  • Duration: the time period from the beginning to the end of the story.

Slide 10 - Slide

What is a "character"?

Slide 11 - Open question

a character is any person, animal, or figure in a (literary) work'

  • Personal information: hobbies, age, marital status, etc.
  • Appearance: what does the character look like?
  • Personality: (un)friendly, good or bad, serious, naive, etc.

Slide 12 - Slide

1. Mark any words and sentences that give information about:
  • plot
  • setting
  • character
!!! Use a different colour for each item!

2. Write down all your information on the handout.

Slide 13 - Slide