ShortStory • A story that is similar to a novel and can be read in one sitting. The people or animals that take part in a story Character
Protagonist • The main character around whom the events of the plot revolve Antagonist • The character that goes against the main character
- Plot • The pattern or sequence of events that make up a story. Conflict • The problem or struggle between opposing characters or forces • External and internal
Plot Diagram 6 PARTS of a 4 5 3 6 2 1
Plot Diagram Part One • Introduces the characters and the setting 1.Exposition
Plot Diagram Part Two 2.Initiating Event • The main conflict starts
Plot Diagram Part Three • A time line of everything from IE to the climax • A series of problems that leads to the climax. • a. • b. • c. • d. 3.Rising Action
Plot Diagram Part Four • The high point of the story, where a culmination of events create the peak of the conflict • The cliffhanger or dun, dun, dun… 4.Climax
Plot Diagram Part Five 5.Falling Action The action immediately after the climax. It shows the effects of the conflict.
Plot Diagram Part Six 6.Resolution • The wrap up (What happened to everyone in the end.)
The Guilty Stone Plot Diagram 4 3 5 6 2 1
1.Exposition(Introduces the characters and the setting) Characters the Little boy and the judge Setting Outside underneath the tree at the edge of town.
2. Initiating Event (The conflict that begins the story) He began to cry about his stolen pastries and money.
3.Rising Action(A series of problems that leads to the climax.) a. The stone was arrested. b. The stone was put on trial. c. The stone was found guilty. d.Everyone laughed
4. Climax The judge screamed and the villagers were ordered to line up and pay a fine.
5.Falling Action The villagers fines into a jar of water.
6.Resolution The thief was caught when he dropped his coins in the water. The crumbs gave him away.