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Copy of Plot Development

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Maria Rendon

on 9 September 2014

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Setting & Plot
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
1. Exposition
Who? What?
When? Where?
Normally the setting of the story is introduced during the exposition stage of plot.
2. Rising Action
The series of events, such as conflicts, complications, and struggles, that lead to the climax
3. Climax
Three things typically happen here...

1. The reader is the most emotionally involved in the story.
Ex: Happy, Sad, Terrified
2. The action is at its HIGHEST point.
Ex: A war/fight might be at its deadliest stage
3. The story is at a turning point.
Ex: A character might undergo a change after learning an important life lesson.
Occurs at the BEGINNING of the story. It exposes the setting, introduces the characters, explains the background, and introduces the characters' main conflict.
As you view this video clip, identify the setting, main characters, and conflict.
An internal or external struggle between two opposing forces.

Man versus Self
Man versus Nature
Man versus Man
Man versus Society
Man versus.....
Man versus...
Man versus...
Man versus...
Types of Conflict
Internal Conflict: A MENTAL or EMOTIONAL struggle (occurs within)
Types of Conflict
External Conflict: A struggle between a character and another character or nature.
Check for Understanding
What clues hint that this is the highest point of the story's action?
Hint: Think about the change in music and the facial expressions of the characters in the scene.

What is the climax in the
following scene?

4. Falling Action
The events that follow the story's climax. These events lead to the resolution of the story.
5. Resolution
This happens at the end. All conflicts have been resolved, and we know what's going to happen to the characters in the story.
As you view this video clip, identify why this is the story's resolution.
TEKS: 7.6 A & B, 7.8, 7.3 A & C, Fig 19.D
Learning Target: I can explain the influence of setting on plot development, determine character motivation and understand how sensory language creates imagery to support my understanding.
Remember the Plot Diagram?

Raise your hand.
What type of conflict was present in the video clip?

Raise your hand.
What motivated the Grinch to have
a change of heart?
So how does the setting and characters
effect the plot of a story?
Character Motivation & Plot
The choices a character makes influences
what is going to happen next in the story.
Imagine how The Hunger
Games would have been
different if Katniss never
volunteered for her sister.
Knuffle Bunny Too
Pay attention to the setting in
the short story -
Knuffle Bunny Too.
Setting & Plot

Knuffle Bunny - Setting
Let's complete the
Analyze Setting Chart
Knuffle Bunny Too
Setting & Plot
But wait...would the story be different if the story took place in the middle of the day? What would change if the story took place in the middle of the big city?
Let's Read!!!
Please turn to page 66 in
your textbook.

Thank You M'am
by Langston Hughes
Let's change the setting of
the story.

How would the story change if the setting took place in the middle of the day in a busy shopping mall?

How would the story be different if the setting took place during the Jim Crow era and Louetta was a white woman?
What is the setting?

What is the theme?

Learning Target:
I can analyze how theme is developed through a story including its relationship to the setting.
First, let's look at a few pictures to analyze setting.

1. Analyze the pictures: describe it physically, describe how it would feel to be there, use mood words, think about your five senses, temperature, comfort level, etc.

2. Write a minimum of 5 things for EACH picture.
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