Elements of Fiction

Elements of Fiction

Author: Faith Howell

Students will be able to read a work of fiction and correctly identify and discuss the following:

exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution/conclusion

describe and categorize the conflict

describe the setting

describe the antagonist, protagonist

label characters as dynamic or static

When reading a piece of fiction there are many aspects you'll need to know to be able to fully comprehend the story. You have to know the plot and conflict. You need to be able to identify the antagonist and protagonist and whether the characters are dymanic or static. You need to know the setting of your story as well. I know that sounds like a lot, but it's not so bad. With a few videos you'll be an expert at fiction! Allons-y!

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What are the elements of fiction? Focus on setting and plot.

Types of Conflict

What is conflict? Conflict is the problem in the story. Watch the video to see what types of conflict exist in fiction.

Source: B Thonsgaard

What are types of characters?

Use this video to complete your guided notes about characters!

Point of View

What is point of view and what types are there?

Source: Nasjonal digital læringsarena

The Elements of Fiction Song

This is a song I wrote about the elements of fiction to the tune of Cher Lloyd's "Want U Back."

Dynamic or static?

Are you unsure what makes a character dynamic or static? Use this video to clear it up! Just know that this video uses different terminology. A round character is the same thing as a dynamic character. A flat character is the same as a static character. Enjoy!

Source: MrsMillersbooktalks