Identifying the Elements of A Plot Diagram    Student Notes
Plot Diagram            3                4      21                    5
Plot       (definition)• Plot is the organized  pattern or sequence  of events that make  up a story. Every  plot is made ...
1. Exposition• This usually occurs at the beginning of a short  story. Here the characters are introduced. We also  learn ...
2. Rising Action• This part of the story begins to  develop the conflict(s). A building  of interest or suspense occurs.
3. Climax• This is the turning point of the story.  Usually the main character comes face  to face with a conflict. The ma...
4. Falling Action• All loose ends  of the plot are  tied up. The  conflict(s) and  climax are  taken care of.
5. Resolution• The story  comes to a  reasonable  ending.
Putting It All Together1. Exposition         Beginning of                         Story2. Rising Action                   ...
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  1. 1. Identifying the Elements of A Plot Diagram Student Notes
  2. 2. Plot Diagram 3 4 21 5
  3. 3. Plot (definition)• Plot is the organized pattern or sequence of events that make up a story. Every plot is made up of a series of incidents that are related to one another.
  4. 4. 1. Exposition• This usually occurs at the beginning of a short story. Here the characters are introduced. We also learn about the setting of the story. Most importantly, we are introduced to the main conflict (main problem).
  5. 5. 2. Rising Action• This part of the story begins to develop the conflict(s). A building of interest or suspense occurs.
  6. 6. 3. Climax• This is the turning point of the story. Usually the main character comes face to face with a conflict. The main character will change in some way.
  7. 7. 4. Falling Action• All loose ends of the plot are tied up. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of.
  8. 8. 5. Resolution• The story comes to a reasonable ending.
  9. 9. Putting It All Together1. Exposition Beginning of Story2. Rising Action Middle of Story3. Climax4. Falling Action End of Story5. Resolution
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