Short Stories 4H

Short Stories
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Slide 1: Mind map
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This lesson contains 13 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

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Short Stories

Slide 1 - Mind map

Theory and Questions for Short Stories

Slide 2 - Slide

Beginning questions
What happens? --> The Actions
Who is it about --> The Characters
When and where does the story take place? --> The Setting

Q: Who are the important characters? Which one(s) is/are the main character(s) and why? What is the setting?

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The Story
A problem occurs --> The Conflict
What is the conflict? First answer these:
Who is the main character and what change do they go through?
Is the problem internal or external?

Q: What is the conflict of the story and is it internal or external?

Slide 4 - Slide

The Development
1. The introduction --> Exposition, what does the story look like?
2. The complication --> Rising action, the conflict develops
3. The climax --> Turning point, the conflict gets resolved
4. The resolution --> Conflict ends, how can we interpret story in light of the theme. So, what is the message?
Q: Where does the complication/climax start? What do you call part of the story after the climax?

Slide 5 - Slide

POV: Who tells the story?
1. First-person narrator: Protagonist tells their own story.
2. Omniscient narrator: God-like. Sees all and knows all. 
3. Central POV narrator: Know only their thoughts, not others.
4. Objective POV narrator: Like a camera, you see all but don't know the thoughts.

Q: Whose POV is this?

Slide 6 - Slide

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Slide 7 - Slide

Slide 8 - Link

Who is the main character?

Slide 9 - Open question

What is the setting?

Slide 10 - Open question

What is the conflict?

Slide 11 - Open question

What is the message?

Slide 12 - Open question

Who is the little boy?

Slide 13 - Open question