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Short Stories

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http://fairytales.biz/list.html - List of Fairy Tales - Gr. 7

 

https://www.weareteachers.com/best-short-stories-for-middle-schoolers/ - Short Story Selections by Teachers

 

https://www.weareteachers.com/best-short-stories-for-middle-schoolers/ - Short Stories

 

http://www.classicshorts.com/bib.html - Classic Short Stories

 

 

 

https://www.rethinkela.com/2014/05/40-excellent-short-stories-for-middle-school/ - 40 Short Middle School Stories

 

https://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/online_reading_skills_language_arts_seventh_7th_grade.htm

Short Stories - Questions

 

http://users.aber.ac.uk/jpm/ellsa/ellsa_elements.html - 5 Elements of a Short Story

 

http://staff.fcps.net/tcarr/shortstory/plot1.htm - Elements of a Short Story

 

http://www.mentormob.com/index.php/learn/playlists/writing-a-short-story-outline - Write a Short Story Online

 

3 Little Pigs - Plot

http://heniss.pbworks.com/w/file/85391812/Three%20little%20pigs%20-%20plot%20review%20w%20video.pptx

 

 

 

Elements of a Short Story notes

 

 

Elements of a Short Story

 

The following literary elements will be discussed as we study short stories:

  • Plot: The chain of related events that explains to us what happens in a story

  • Conflict: A struggle between two opposing characters or forces

  • Character: A person, animal, or imaginary creature in a story, play, or another literary work

  • Setting: The time and place of a story

  • Theme: The general idea or message about life that is revealed through a work of literature

 

 

 

 

Plot and the Plot Diagram

Plot is the series of events in a story that explain to the reader what is happening. One of the easiest ways to understand plot is to look at the mountain shaped plot diagram and think of story in terms of climbing a mountain. Please refer to the corresponding image to see the diagram and its labels.

 

 

 

 

Stage 1 - Exposition

  • Exposition is at the base of the mountain or the beginning of the story. This is where the author sets up the story including characters, setting, and main conflicts.

Stage 2 - Rising Action

  • The Rising Action occurs as you begin to move throughout the story. This is where conflicts start to build just like when you climb a mountain you are moving further along.

Stage 3 - Climax

  • The Climax is the turning point of the story. You have reached the top of the mountain and you cannot go any further, you have to turn and go down. This point in the story is when things finally start to move in a different direction and it may not always be a positive direction.

Stage 4 - Falling Action

  • Falling Action occurs after the climax as things start to work themselves out in the story. You are coming down the mountain just as you are coming down from the excitement of the climax.

Stage 5 - Resolution

  • The Resolution is the solution to the problem as you have reached the bottom of the mountain. The solution might not be what you want, but the conflict has been resolved.

 

 

Conflict

Every story has a conflict - a struggle between two opposing forces. The conflict may be between two people or it may be between a person and some other force, regardless, every story revolves around conflict and it's important for you to understand the various kinds of conflict.

  • Internal Conflict is a struggle that occurs within the main character. This struggle happens within the character's own mind.

  • External Conflict is a struggle that the main character has with another character, with society, or with a natural force

 

 

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson1024/story-elements-web-teacher.pdf - Short Story Elements Web

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson800/IdentifyPlot.pdf - Plot Graphic Organizer

 

http://www.learner.org/interactives/literature/ - What Makes a Good Short Story?Interactive

 

http://annenbergmedia.org/interactives/story/index.html - Cinderella Story Elements Interactive

 

 

http://www.teacherscoffeehouse.com/freeworksheets/Greg.pdf - Greg the Grizzley Bear

http://www.wildnatureimages.com/Bear.htm - Grizzleys in the Wild

http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/grizzly_bear.php - Grizzley Bear Information

http://animal.discovery.com/mammals/grizzly-bear/ - Animal Planet

http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/bear_cougar/bear/ - Washington State Bear ID Program

 

Ghost Boy - SCOPE

https://cdn-scope.scholastic.com/system/files/private/SCOPE-110116-Fiction_T.pdf?__token__=exp=1511958498~acl=/*~hmac=34fa2894ccd95a405dd7e39842136942c118e6f596b0068f7a6e8908c7a266b8

 

Thirteen and a Half - Rachel Vail

http://msmcclure.com/pdf/Thirteen%20and%20a%20Half.pdf

 

Ribbons - Lawrence Yep

http://www.swl.k12.oh.us/Downloads/Ribbons.pdf

 

 

 

 

The Gift of the Magi

 

https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/1-the_gift_of_the_magi_0.pdf

 

 

Raymond's Run

 

http://www.syracusecityschools.com/tfiles/folder836/raymond%27s%20run%20text.pdf

 

file:///D:/resources/G6B2_MT_RaymondsRun.pdf

 

 

Everything Will Be Okay - James Howe

 

https://www.nutleyschools.org/userfiles/612/Classes/77387/Everything%20Will%20Be%20Okay%201.pdf

 

https://www.sps186.org/downloads/basic/551024/EverythingOK.pdf

 

 

 

Thank You Ma'am - Langston Hughes

http://staff.esuhsd.org/danielle/English%20Department%20LVillage/RT/Short%20Stories/Thank%20You,%20Ma%27am.pdf

 

 

Freak the Geek

http://mrwouda.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/0/9/25090914/freak_the_geek__john_green_.pdf

 

 

Your Move - Eve Bunting

http://wearemiami6thgradelangarts.weebly.com/uploads/3/8/7/3/38732697/your_move_mentor_text.pdf

 

 

My Side of the Story - Adam Bagdasarian

http://yuselite.org/wp-content/uploads/April_2017_Reading_Part.pdf

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMLjcCNlhCI - Youtube Read Aloud

 

 

 

Stray - Cynthia Rylant 

https://www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/cms/lib/NC01910456/Centricity/Domain/2991/Stray%20by%20Cynthi

a%20Rylant.pdf

 

https://www.vvsd.org/cms/lib/IL01905528/Centricity/Domain/3874/Stray%20Story.pdf

 

file:///H:/Fly%20Away%20Home%20-%20Eve%20Bunting.pdf - Fly Away Home - Eve Bunting

 

 

Smart Cookie - Sandra Cisneros

https://www.pf.jcu.cz/stru/katedry/aj/doc/sukdolova/Sandra_Cisneros.pdf

 

My Grandmother's Hair

http://images.pcmac.org/SiSFiles/Schools/MS/ClevelandSchoolDistrict/BellElementary/Uploads/Forms/narrative%20Mentor%20Text%20My%20Grandmothers%20Hair.pdf

 

Everything Will Be OK - James Howe

https://www.nutleyschools.org/userfiles/612/Classes/77387/Everything%20Will%20Be%20Okay%201.pdf

 

http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/short_pump/douthit_c/Site/Blank_3.html - Questions

 

 

Tuesday of the Other June

 

file:///H:/Tuesday%20of%20the%20Other%20June%20-%20Normas%20Fox%20Mazer.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elements of a Short Story notes

 

Elements of a Short Story

 

The following literary elements will be discussed as we study short stories:

  • Plot: The chain of related events that explains to us what happens in a story

  • Conflict: A struggle between two opposing characters or forces

  • Character: A person, animal, or imaginary creature in a story, play, or another literary work

  • Setting: The time and place of a story

  • Theme: The general idea or message about life that is revealed through a work of literature

 

 

 

 

Plot and the Plot Diagram

Plot is the series of events in a story that explain to the reader what is happening. One of the easiest ways to understand plot is to look at the mountain shaped plot diagram and think of story in terms of climbing a mountain. Please refer to the corresponding image to see the diagram and its labels.

 

 

 

 

Stage 1 - Exposition

  • Exposition is at the base of the mountain or the beginning of the story. This is where the author sets up the story including characters, setting, and main conflicts.

Stage 2 - Rising Action

  • The Rising Action occurs as you begin to move throughout the story. This is where conflicts start to build just like when you climb a mountain you are moving further along.

Stage 3 - Climax

  • The Climax is the turning point of the story. You have reached the top of the mountain and you cannot go any further, you have to turn and go down. This point in the story is when things finally start to move in a different direction and it may not always be a positive direction.

Stage 4 - Falling Action

  • Falling Action occurs after the climax as things start to work themselves out in the story. You are coming down the mountain just as you are coming down from the excitement of the climax.

Stage 5 - Resolution

  • The Resolution is the solution to the problem as you have reached the bottom of the mountain. The solution might not be what you want, but the conflict has been resolved.

 

 

Conflict

Every story has a conflict - a struggle between two opposing forces. The conflict may be between two people or it may be between a person and some other force, regardless, every story revolves around conflict and it's important for you to understand the various kinds of conflict.

  • Internal Conflict is a struggle that occurs within the main character. This struggle happens within the character's own mind.

  • External Conflict is a struggle that the main character has with another character, with society, or with a natural force.

 

 

 

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