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Plot Activity

Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years, 11 months ago

Plot Structure Scenarios

Devised by Heather Forest

 

...put each element on a card and randomly select character, setting, problem and solution.

 

Introduce Character(s)

Choose one or more characters.

• girl

• boy

• animal

• man

• woman

• idea

• spirit

• machine

• thing

• plant, etc.

Setting

Environment:

• farm

• village

• otherworldly

• city

• mountains

• forest

• arctic

• ocean

• desert

Time:

• olden

• modern

• future

Problem:

In trouble:

• Caught stealing

• Told a lie

• Saw or heard a secret

• Lost something

• Been captured

• Under a spell or curse

• Goes to forbidden place

• Finds forbidden object

• Has enemy

• Is undervalued

• Is unrecognized

• Causes jealousy

• Forgets something

• Broke something

• Does not like something

• Needs something

• Needs to escape or hide

• Needs to rescue someone

• Needs to rescue something

• Needs to prove worth

Inner Traits

Inner Traits That Cause Original Trouble:

• Is greedy

• Dangerously curious

• Doesn't follow advice

• Is lazy

• Is pessimistic

• Is blindly in love

• Is enraged & seeks revenge

• Is naive & trusting

• Is clumsy

• Is untrained

• Lacks confidence

• Is foolish

Inner Traits That Aid Solution:

• Is courageous

• Is resourceful

• Is imaginative

• Is kind

• Is generous

• Is clever

• Is loyal

• Is strong

• Is optimistic

Solution

• Has helper

 Magical

 Non-magical

• Is rescued

• Is transformed

• Discovers skill

• Finds magic

• Helps self:

 Exercises cleverness

 Uses inner traits

• Journey undertaken to obtain solution

Conclusion

• Returns to original setting new in some way:

 Is rewarded

 Is wiser

 Is transformed

 Comes with gift or treasure

End

• Lives well

• Passes luck or reward on to others

• Has positive impact on the world

• Offers wisdom

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