Elements of a Plot Map

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  • 1. Identifyingthe Elementsof A Plot Map
  • 2. PlotPlot is the chain of events that carry a story forward to the resolve of the conflict. Plots are made up of a series of events that are related to one another that relate to the theme of the story.
  • 3. 1. Exposition Usually occurring at the beginning of a story, the exposition is how the authorintroduces the characters, the setting, and assures that the reader finds out information needed to help them understand the basic storyline.
  • 4. 2. Rising ActionRising action builds suspense and intrigues the reader to follow theprotagonist through the story to the climax.
  • 5. 3. Climax point of theThe climax is the turningstory when the main character comes face to face with a conflict. Theoutcome of this major event will willchange main character in some way.
  • 6. 4. Falling ActionDuring the falling action, loose endsof the plot are tied up and the conflictsettled. Some stories, however, leavethe reader hanging causing them todecide for themselves how the storymust resolve.
  • 7. 5. ResolutionThe resolution brings thereader to the end of thestory.
  • 8. Things to Remember1. Exposition Usually at the Beginning2. Rising Action Middle – End of3. Climax Story4. Falling Action Resolve5. Resolution after Climax