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  1. 1. STORYLINES (PLOTS) Duran, Abby Channe A. BSMT, 2C, Humanities 13 July 7, 2015 Mr. Jaime Cabrera Centro Escolar University, Philippines I learn about literary plots, electronic research, and citing references by completing this activity. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength. (Philippian s 4:13) See: Common Genres of Fiction here See: Homework Guide here
  2. 2. PLOT or STORYLINE Short definition: Plot is a narrative (and, traditionally, literary) term defined as the events that make up a story, particularly: as they relate to one another in a pattern or in a sequence; as they relate to each other through cause and effect; how the reader views the story; or simply by coincidence. Source & hyperlink: In my own words: Plot is a literary term used to describe the events that make up a story or the main part of a story. These events relate to each other in a pattern or a sequence. The structure of a novel depends on the organization of events in the plot of the story. My example: Among the examples of plot in modern literature, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone (written by J.K. Rowling) is probably the most familiar to both readers and moviegoers. The plot of the story begins when Harry learns that Professor Snape is after the Sorcerers Stone. The Professor lets loose a troll, who nearly kills Harry and his friends. In addition, Harry finds out that Hagrid let out the secret of the giant dog to a stranger in return for a dragon which means that Snape can now reach the Sorcerers Stone. 1a
  3. 3. ILLUSTRATION Picture of a plot diagram from the internet. It should fit and fill this space. Select one that is simple, clear, and with portrait orientation. 1b
  4. 4. MY OWN PLOT Create and insert here a drawing of a plot diagram based on your example. Source: Cite your own work, using APA format citation. 1c
  5. 5. RISING ACTION Short definition: In the rising action, a series of related incidents builds toward the point of greatest interest. The rising action of a story is the series of events that begin immediately after the exposition (introduction) of the story and builds up to the climax. Source & hyperlink: In my own words: The rising action is the part of the plot where obstacles stand in the way of the protagonist achieving his goal. My example: The stepsisters prepare to go to the ball; Fairy godmother appears and helps Cinderella; Cinderella goes to the ball and dances with the prince. 2
  6. 6. TURNING POINT Short definition: The turning point in a work of literature is the moment or section when the action begins to move toward the climax. Source & hyperlink: merican-english/turning-point In my own words: It's a point (usually an event) in a book where the plot/story takes an (sometimes unexpected) turn, and things change. My example: Cinderella leaves hurriedly at midnight and loses her slipper; The prince says he will marry the girl who the slipper fits. 3
  7. 7. CLIMAX Short definition: A decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in a plot. Source & hyperlink: In my own words: It is that particular point in a narrative at which the conflict or tension hits the highest point. My example: The stepsisters force their feet into the slipper, but it fits Cinderella. 4
  8. 8. FALLING ACTION Short definition: The part of a literary plot that occurs after the c limax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved. Source & hyperlink: action In my own words: The falling action occurs right after the climax. It is what happens after the main problem of the story has been solved. My example: Cinderella and the prince marry. 5
  9. 9. RESOLUTION Short definition: The act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving something. Source & hyperlink: http://www.merriam- In my own words: Resolution is the part of the story's plot line in which the problem of the story is resolved or worked out. This occurs after the falling action and is typically where the story ends. My example: They live happily ever after. 6
  10. 10. PLOT ELEMENTS: Brain Practice Duran, Abby Channe A. BSMT, 2C, Humanities 13 July 7, 2015 Mr. Jaime Cabrera Centro Escolar Univeristy, Philippines I personalize my learning about the parts of literary plot by completing this three-part activity. Related Stuff
  11. 11. New concepts learned What new stuff did you learn when you did this assignment? Keep it short: this one slide only Arrange: most meaningful stuff first Understanding what a plot is, creates a foundation for and ability to create one. Unfortunately for most writers, they are consumed with the idea of creating the effect of what a plot does without first understanding what a plot is. What a plot does is raise dramatic questions a reader or viewer will follow a story to its conclusion to get answers. What a plot is is the process of generating questions around the outcome of a story's dramatic purpose that gives a story a dramatic shape and outcome fulfilling to an audience. NEW INPUTS 1
  12. 12. This reminds me of Connect the new stuff you learned to events in your own life. Keep it short: this one slide only Arrange: most unforgettable events first Learning more about what a plot is and what its elements are gave me a great sense of understanding on how I can improve my writing. CONNECTIONS 2
  13. 13. Usefulness in real situations How can you use what you have learned in some situations in your own life? Keep it short: this one slide only Arrange: most emotional situations first Learning what a plot is will affect the way I see things. I will be more observant of my surroundings and the people around me. Every person has a story to tell. APPLICATIONS 3 Note: Tests may include ideas from this source and this source.
  14. 14. Works Cited List all sources used in this slideshow. Use the APA format. 10 references per slide Duplicate this slide for long lists of reference. This is part is counted as one quiz (not one quiz per slide). REFERENCING 4
  15. 15. SEVEN POINTS 1. Delete the instructions. When you submit your work, only your answers should be seen. 2. Keep it short: this one slide only 3. Short definition: Use direct quotes inside quotation marks. 4. Source: Use APA format 5. Hyperlink: Embed like this Available online 12-12-2015. 6. In my own words: Paraphrase succinctly 7. Example: From your own experience GUIDELINES