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Elements of Plots. Ms. Pierce 7th Grade Reading. Plot. A story's plot is what happens in the story and the order it happens in . For there to be story, something has to move, to change. Something goes from point A to point B. Plot. Exposition/Introduction

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Elements of plots

Elements of Plots

Ms. Pierce

7th Grade

Reading


Plot

  • A story's plot is what happens in the story and the order it happens in.

  • For there to be story, something has to move, to change. Something goes from point A to point B.


Plot

Exposition/Introduction

The beginning of the story where the characters and the setting is revealed.

Example:

Characters: Noah, Abbey, Paine, Donna, etc.

Setting: Key West, Florida

Conflict: Dusty is dumping poop in the ocean & Paine sinks Dusty’s boat


Plot

Rising Action

This is where the events in the story become complicated and the conflict in the story is revealed (events between the introduction and climax).

  • Biggest chunk of the story.

  • Consists of all the events that lead up to the climax.


Flush examples of rising action
Flush: Examples of Rising Action

  • Noah visiting his dad in jail.

  • Dad being arrested.

  • Meeting Jasper Jr. and Bull.

  • Meeting Shelly & Lice.

  • Noah & Abbey sneaking out of the house.

  • Dad escaping from jail.

  • Abbey sneaking out by herself.


Plot

Climax

This is the highest point of interest and the turning point of the story. The reader wonders what will happen next; will the conflict be resolved or not?

  • We have not reached the climax in Flush yet.


PLOT

Falling action

The events and complications begin to resolve themselves. The reader knows what has happened next and if the conflict was resolved or not (events between climax and resolution).

  • How it all works out.

    • Will Paine & Donna get a divorce?

    • Will Paine start thinking before acting?

    • Will Noah catch Dusty? How?

    • What will happen to Dusty? Jasper Jr.? Bull?


PLOT

Resolution

The Part of the plot that concludes the falling action by revealing or suggesting the outcome of the conflict.

  • Ties up all the lose ends & answers all our questions.

  • Brings the story to “THE END.”


Rolling in the deep
Rolling in the Deep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfSJnRRj3fM&feature=plcp


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