Creating a Story



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Creating a Story

There are five parts to creating a story. To help understand this we will go through each part. Read along and answer each of the questions using the lines provided. Please do not work ahead, and make sure you don’t fall behind.


We tell stories for different reasons, but one good reason to tell a story is to teach about something. There are many different things you can learn and teach in a story.
Some ideas:

Do not lie/Tell the truth.

Be respectful to others/Do not bully.

Do not litter/ Respect the environment.


What are some other values you can teach and learn?

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What would you like your story to teach? ______________________

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Value Learning Process Map


Use this worksheet to figure out how your value, your lesson, can be learned.

Lesson ______________________________________________


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Problem or ______________________________________________

Cause Introduction

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Effect or 1._____________________________________________

Trouble Middle


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2._____________________________________________


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3._____________________________________________

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Feelings or 1.______________________1._____________________

Human


Experiences 2.______________________2._____________________
3.______________________3._____________________
Solution or (Trouble +)_____________________________________

How the End

Lesson can (Feeling X 100)_________________________________

be Learned



(Equals =)______________________________________

Now that you know how your lesson can be learned, it is time to start thinking about characters. First, we need to figure out what kinds of characters NEED to be in the story.


Character 1 ______________________________________________
Character 2 ______________________________________________
Character 3 ______________________________________________
Character 4 ______________________________________________
Now that we know what kinds of characters NEED to be in the story, we can think about who those characters could be. Who will be the characters in your story? And what kind of character will they play?
Character 1 ______________________________________________
Character 2 ______________________________________________
Character 3 ______________________________________________

Character 4 ______________________________________________

Now that you have chosen characters for your story, you can start thinking about how your story will be put together. It is important that your story follow some kind of order. Following the order will make the story easier to understand. We call the order that a story follows a “plot”.

If we draw the plot using a line it looks like this:

We call this a “plot line”.

With the help of the teacher, write the names of the different parts of the story where they belong on the plot line: Beginning, Introduction to the Problem, Temporary Solution, Still a Problem, Rising Action, Repetition, Feeling Bad, Feeling Worse, The Climax, The Big Solution, The Explanation, and The End.
Now that you understand a plot line, use it to create your own story.

Now that you know the plot of your story, the order that it will happen, you can start thinking about other things you can do to make your story more complete:


Dialogue

What will your characters say to each other? How will they say it? What are there feelings when they say these things?


Strong Verbs Adverbs Combination Feelings

Descriptions

What do your characters look like? What are they feeling in different parts of the story? Why do they feel that way?
Strong Verbs Adverbs Combination Feelings

Details


Where is the story happening? What does it look like there? What time of year is it happening? What is the weather like? What are other details can you think of that will make your story more complete? How can these details make your story stronger?
The Problem__________________________________The Same/Opposite?

Location


Major Landmark

or Specific Place


Season

Weather

How can it Change? Does the change help the rising action?


Beginning



Middle

End








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