4 ExpositionSetting: When and where the story takes place (This can/will change in plays.)Introduction of main characters (Characters may be introduced outside of the beginning of the story)
5 Rising Action Introduction of main conflict of the story Conflict: the problem a character must resolve in the story (two types) the struggle between two opposing forcesInternal conflict: person vs. themselfExternal conflict: person vs. some other forceSets up complications
6 ClimaxThe “turning point” of a storyThe most exciting point
7 Falling Action Things are beginning to come to a close Issues are discovered and solutions are beginning to take form.
8 Resolution The main conflict of the story is resolved. Some stories may end without a resolution. (No satisfactory ending)