Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Story-telling 101:

No description
by

Rebecca Zuckerman

on 22 September 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Story-telling 101:

Story-telling 101:
Understanding Narratives


design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
I'm a writer in the city of Oggy, and I have a deadline for a short story in 90 minutes! I have a lot of good ideas. But I'm having a bit of writer's block. After you learn the mechanics behind storytelling, you can help me by finishing my story!

SERIOUSLY THOUGH, you gotta help me out or I'll lose my job!

Hi! My name is Max, and I'm here to help you learn about the narrative form, or
"Storytelling". But I'm going to need a favor from you, too!
The five elements of a good story are listed on your flow chart. Let's continue on our way to writing a story!
Will you help me write a story?
What is a narrative?

Click on the links below to read some definitions for "narrative", then work with your partner to come up with your own definition for "narrative". Write it in the first box, at the top of your flow chart.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/narrative?s=t

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/narrative




Ok, let's get started...
Watch the video, then read the lyrics with a partner. Make note of
the five elements listed in the song
, and jot down
the most important details
about each one.


What elements make up a story?
Don't forget to make it full screen!
Setting...

With your partner, look back over the lyrics you highlighted. What important details did you find about
setting
? As a pair, come up with a definition for
setting
and add it to the correct box on the flow chart.
Now, choose a setting for our story!
a. your school b. a volcano c. a newly discovered planet d. a zoo e. a hospital

Write down your selection.
Plot....
With your partner, look back over the lyrics you highlighted. What important details did you find about
plot
? As a pair, come up with a definition for
plot
and add it to the correct box on the flow chart.
Click on the link to learn more about the five plot elements, and to complete the plot section of your flow chart!
Character...
With your partner, look back over the lyrics you highlighted. What important details did you find about
character
?As a pair, come up with a definition for
character
and add it to the correct box on the flow chart.
Now choose the main character in our story!
a. an evil monkey
b. an old man who is extremely wise
c. an average teen with a big secret
d. an alien in disguise
Write down your selection
Conflict...

With your partner, look back over the lyrics you highlighted. What important details did you find about
conflict
? As a pair, come up with a definition for
conflic
t and add it to the correct box on the flow chart.
Now choose the main conflict for our story!
a. something very important has gone missing and the wrong person is blamed.
b. a misunderstanding took place and now two friends are angry at each other
c. one or more characters in the story are trapped in a dangerous situation and need to escape
d. a new technology makes it possible to read minds, now some people can see what people are thinking!
Write down your selection!
Theme....
With your partner, look back over the lyrics you highlighted. What important details did you find about
theme
? As a pair, come up with a definition for
theme
and add it to the correct box on the flow chart.
There are several themes I would consider for the story...which one do you guys like?
a. the power of friendship
b. good vs. evil
c. the value of experiences
d. honesty
Now that you know the basics about narrative story-telling, I think you might just be ready....
Use the choices you made during this activity, about setting, character, conflict, and theme, to write a short story that includes all five plot elements (use your plot chart notes to help you).
The story should be at least five paragraphs long.
record the story in your in Journal Entry #2, and proofread it for spelling and grammar.
What you don't finish in class, please complete for homework.
http://razlessonplans.blogspot.com/2014/07/story-mountain-elements-of-plot.html
Lyrics:
https://www.flocabulary.com/fivethings/
Full transcript