Main Events: Major events that occur throughout the story that impact the characters in a big way. Minor Events



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PLOT NOTES
Definition: The sequence of related events that make up a story; the writer’s blueprint for what happens in the story.
Main Events: Major events that occur throughout the story that impact the characters in a big way.
Minor Events: Smaller events in the story that contribute to the main action.



    Elements of Plot:

    Exposition: Sets the stage for the story. Characters are introduced, setting is described, and the conflict begins to unfold.

    Rising Action: the events in the story that build up and lead to the climax.

    Climax: the point in the story where the conflict is the greatest; the turning point.

    Falling Action: the events in the story after the climax.

    Resolution: the solution to the problem or conflict of the story.

    Plot Diagram:

    Climax





    Rising Falling Action

    “Title”

    Action Author Resolution

    Exposition Conflict:



    Name __________________

    Plot Diagram Quiz

    Instructions: Match each section of the plot graph with the correct term. Write the correct letter on the line. Use CAPITAL letters.

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    2. 4.

    6. 5.
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    1.

    1. ____ A. Conflict


    2. ____ B. Exposition
    3. ____ C. Falling Action
    4. ____ D. Resolution
    5. ____ E. Rising Action
    6. ____ F. Title/Author
    7. ____ G. Climax





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