3 Plot (definition)Plot is the organized pattern or sequence of events that make up a story. Every plot is made up of a series of incidents that are related to one another.
4 1. ExpositionThis 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).
5 2. Rising Actionseries of events or conflicts that lead the main character to deal with a major conflict. There can be many rising actions in a story.
6 3. ClimaxThis 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.
7 4. Falling ActionAll loose ends of the plot are tied up. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of.
8 5. ResolutionThe story comes to a reasonable ending.
9 Putting It All Together 1. Exposition2. Rising Action3. Climax4. Falling Action5. ResolutionBeginning of StoryMiddle of StoryEnd of Story