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.
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.
2. Rising ActionRising action builds suspense and intrigues the reader to follow theprotagonist through the story to the climax.
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.
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.
5. ResolutionThe resolution brings thereader to the end of thestory.
Things to Remember1. Exposition Usually at the Beginning2. Rising Action Middle – End of3. Climax Story4. Falling Action Resolve5. Resolution after Climax