Story Elements Glossary

• Setting: Where and When the story takes place • Characters: Who is in the story • Plot
– Story Problem/Conflict: What happens in the story? – Climax: What is the most suspenseful part of the story in which we will get an idea of the outcome of the conflict? – Resolution: How does the story end? How is the conflict resolved?

• Theme: What universal message is the author trying to teach us through the story? • Mood: Is it a funny story or a sad story or even a spooky story? • Point of View: Is the narrator a character in the story (1st person) or is s/he outside of the story (3rd person)

The wolf tries to attack Red whose screams attract the woodsman who then rescues her by killing the wolf. Little Red Riding Hood The wolf The woodsman Grandma Grandma is freed and Red is safe and lives happily ever after Things are not always what they appear to be OR don’t go off into the woods alone Little Red needs to figure out why grandma seems different Grandma’s House in the woods

Example: Little Red Riding Hood
• Setting: Grandma’s House in the Woods • Characters: Red, the Wolf, Grandma, the Woodsman • Conflict: Little Red needs to figure out why grandma seems different • Climax: the Wolf, who had eaten grandma as a first course, eats Red. However, a woodsman heard the struggle, arrives and kills the wolf to rescue grandma and Red from the Wolf’s stomach. • Resolution: Other than the wolf, everyone lives happily ever after

Example: Little Red Riding Hood
• Theme: Things are not always what they appear to be OR don’t go off into the woods alone • Mood: What is the overall mood of the story? Happy, sad, suspenseful? For this story, perhaps a little bit creepy. • Point of View: In this story, it is told in 3rd person omnipotent, which mean the narrator is not a character in the story and he knows everything which will happen

1. The people or animals about whom the story is about are the ___ 2. The main story problem which the character must deal with 3. The place and time the story occurs in is the ____

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Setting Characters Conflict

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4. The point in the story at which the conflict is clearly solved ___ 5. The lesson or universal message the author wants to teach the reader ____ 6. The most intense point of the story at which point the conflict will clearly be seen, for better or worse is the ________ 7. The feeling of the story, usually stated in the setting, such as spooky, happy or sad is the _____. 8. The narrator of the story can be 1st or 3rd person. This is called the _____ __ _______

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Point of View

Mood Climax Resolution

The people or animals about whom the story is about are the Characters The main story problem which the character must deal with is the Conflict The place and time the story occurs in is the Setting The point in the story at which the conflict is clearly solved is the Resolution

5. The lesson or universal message the author wants to teach the reader Theme 6. The most intense point of the story at which point the conflict will clearly be seen, for better or worse is the Climax 7. The feeling of the story, usually stated in the setting, such as spooky, happy or sad is the Mood. 8. The narrator of the story can be 1st or 3rd person. This is called the Point of View

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