Thursday, October 1, 2009
Introducing STORY GRID, another masterpiece from Dilip Mukerjea
Here's another brilliant intellectual creation from Dilip Mukerjea. It's an example of a Story Grid.
In simplistic terms, as I have originally shared with Dilip, a Story Grid is just an idea map to capture all the salient elements that made up the story. In this particular case, Dilip has applied in the case of capturing a short drama.
Because it's visual with all the logical elements in place, as well as narrative in a brisk & concise format, it automatically engenders a gestalt perspective.
A Story Grid is a very handy tool for students to negotiate, say, a piece of literary work.
The easy way to envision a Story Grid in this respect is to arrange, say, a blank piece of A3 size paper, landscape-wise, & create a grid pattern of 8 blocks, with the following flow of sectional headings:
1) The Setting of the Story;
2) The Principal Characters in the Story;
3) Genre & Theme of the Story;
4) Plot of the Story;
5) Important Events in the Story: (Conflict, Climax, Falling & Rising Actions, etc.)
7) New Vocabulary/Important Quotes;
8) Learning Points from the Story;
As a matter of fact, a quick Mind Map can also be added to the flip-side of the Story Grid to denote the superordinate & subordinate relationships between principal characters of the story, as well as their individual attributes &/or idiosyncrasies.