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Organize your thoughts using bullet points.
Be ready to: • Show and tell about what is happening in the picture. • Write a paragraph description, in first person, of the place where the picture was taken. • Write a paragraph describing each person. • Think about how detail and imagery create setting and characterization.
Create a plot • Transform your descriptions of setting and characters into a third-person narrative. • Include plenty of details and images from all five senses. • Add to the narrative something odd, weird, magical, or improbable that didn’t really happen.
Create a plot • Finish the story in a way that makes sense, but avoid the “I woke up and it was all a dream” type of ending. • Make sure that any conflicts in the story are resolved at the end.
Other Elements of Plot • Conflict • Flashback • Foreshadowing • Suspense
Does Life Follow the Plot Pyramid? • Think of a dramatic incident in your life or that of a person you know. • Plot the exposition, rising action, climax (turning point), falling action, and resolution of the incident. • Turn and talk to person next to you. Share the plot of your dramatic incident.