|All stories have certain key elements. They are characters, setting, plot, and conclusion. As you read, try to complete the story grammar chart. You can also use it to outline a story you are planning to write.|
Setting: Where does the story take place? Use all of your senses to describe the setting: what it looks likes, sounds like, smells like, tastes like, feels like... In historical fiction, you also need to talk about the time the story takes place - were there knights in shinning armor or cowboys and pioneers?
Characters: Who is in your story? Are there real people from the past, such as George Washington or are they made up people? Stories often have main characters - those who are very involved in the story, and other characters who are minor characters, or not so involved. They also have dynamic characters - characters who change over the course of the book and static characters - characters who stay the same. Use this chart to help you identify the characters.
|Real Characters||Fictitious Characters||Dynamic Characters||Static Characters|
Character Sketch: Write a description about one of the characters. What does he/she look like, wear, eat, like to do, favorite saying, best friends, dislike most, etc.
Plot: The plot is the action in the story, it usually has a problem or a conflict. Use this chart to help you write about the plot.
Conclusion: The conclusion tells about how the problems or conflict is solved. It tells us what happened.