Identifying
the Elements
of A Plot Map
Plot
Plot is the chain of events that
carry a story forward to the
resolve of the conflict. Plots
are made up of a series ...
1. Exposition
Usually occurring at the beginning of a
story, the exposition is how the author
introduces the characters, t...
2. Rising Action
Rising action builds suspense and
intrigues the reader to follow the
protagonist through the story to the...
3. ClimaxThe climax is the turning point of the
story when the main character comes
face to face with a conflict. The
outc...
4. Falling Action
During the falling action, loose ends
of the plot are tied up and the conflict
settled. Some stories, ho...
5. Resolution
The resolution brings the
reader to the end of the
story.
Things to Remember
1. Exposition
2. Rising Action
3. Climax
4. Falling Action
5. Resolution
Usually at the Beginning
Inclu...
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Elements of Fiction :a plot diagram

  1. 1. Identifying the Elements of A Plot Map
  2. 2. Plot Plot 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. 3. 1. Exposition Usually occurring at the beginning of a story, the exposition is how the author introduces the characters, the setting, and assures that the reader finds out information needed to help them understand the basic storyline.
  4. 4. 2. Rising Action Rising action builds suspense and intrigues the reader to follow the protagonist through the story to the climax.
  5. 5. 3. ClimaxThe climax is the turning point of the story when the main character comes face to face with a conflict. The outcome of this major event will will change main character in some way.
  6. 6. 4. Falling Action During the falling action, loose ends of the plot are tied up and the conflict settled. Some stories, however, leave the reader hanging causing them to decide for themselves how the story must resolve.
  7. 7. 5. Resolution The resolution brings the reader to the end of the story.
  8. 8. Things to Remember 1. Exposition 2. Rising Action 3. Climax 4. Falling Action 5. Resolution Usually at the Beginning Includes Important Details Found somewhere between the Middle and the End of Story Problem resolved after Climax Events that Move the Plot Along to the Climax Events that Move the Plot Along Through to the Resolution

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