### Identifying the Elements of A Plot Diagram

```Identifying the
Elements of A Plot
Diagram
What do you know?
Quick Quiz
Exit Slip
Entry Slip
Plot Diagram
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Plot definition
Plot is the organized
pattern or sequence of
events that make up a
story.
OR
A story’s plot is what
happens in the story
and the order it
happens in.
Go on to the plot
elements!!!!
1.
Exposition
This usually occurs at the beginning of a short
story. Here the characters are introduced. We
also learn about the setting of the story. Most
importantly, we are introduced to the main
conflict (main problem).
1
2. Rising
Action
This part of the story begins to develop the
conflict(s). A building of interest or
suspense occurs.
2
3.
Climax
This is the turning point of the story.Usually the
main character comes face to face with a
conflict. The main character will change in
some way.
3
4. Falling
All loose ends of the
plot are tied up.
The conflict(s) and
climax are taken
care of.
Action
4
5.
Resolution
The story
comes to an
end.
5
Putting It All Together
1. Exposition
2. Rising Action
3. Climax
4. Falling Action
5. Resolution
Beginning of
Story
Middle of Story
End of Story
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Remember: The
elements can be
repeated and
sometimes out of
order.
What do you know?
Quick Quiz
Exit Slip
Entry Slip
1.
2.
Quick quiz
What is the definition of
plot?
a. What doesn’t happen in
the story
b. What happens in a story.
c. What happens in the
story and the order it
happens in.
d. None of the above
How many plot elements are
there?
a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. None of the above
3.
What is the 3rd plot element
a. Rising Action
b. Resolution
c. Climax
d. Falling Action
4.
During which element does
the story come to an end?
a. Rising Action
b. Resolution
c. Exposition
d. Falling Action
5.
True or false? The plot
elements can repeat
throughout a story.
Entry slip
Directions: DO NOT TALK. Complete the entry slip by yourself. I
want to know what you know…not your neighbor or bff. Take the
slip of paper you received and write your name, class, date at the
top. Next, answer the questions below. Take a guess if you are not
sure. You must write something. Write in complete sentences.
When you are done, set the paper aside and get started on your
dailies.
1. What is plot?
2. What happens during the resolution of a
story?
3. What is the definition of setting?
Exit slip
Directions: DO NOT TALK. Complete the exit slip by yourself. I want to
know what you know…not your neighbor or bff. You may not use notes.
Take the slip of paper you received and write your name, class, date at
the top. Next, answer the questions below. Take a guess if you are not
sure. You must write something. Write in complete sentences. When you
are done, you can wait quietly or SSR.
1. What is plot?
2. What happens during the
resolution of a story?
3. Name the plot elements in order
starting with the beginning, of
course.
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