Fiction

plot diagram

Plot

Characters

Setting

Theme

exposition
rising action

climax
falling action
resolution

conflict

Created by Heather Taxis Greene, 2010

Reading Strategies
Predict
readers make predictions based on how stories tend to go readers confirm or revise predictions as they read

Activate Background Knowledge

Monitor

Visualize
Question

Comprehension

Make Connections

Summarize
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Infer

Synthesize

Talk at Your Table

What is plot? What is conflict ? Where would conflict fall on the plot diagram ?
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PLOT DIAGRAM
conflict ends
ng risi e t th flic in on c e nts th ve e ld bui ion act

the most exciting part; often called the "turning point" of the story

established

conflict

climax

the r sto the of nts up eve wrap

fall

ing

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exposition
characters and setting introduced
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"The End"; often has a reflection about the story or "teases" another story

resolution

Think about a time you got advice from someone. Did you accept their advice? Why or why not?
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Reader's Tip
Readers make predictions based on their experiences.

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Dragon Dragon
page 461

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Talk at Your Table

Identify the conflict and the climax. What quality leads the two elder brothers to reject their father's advice? What quality leads the youngest brother to accept this advice?

PICK ONE! 1. Explain what the story teaches about the value of following advice. 2. Do you think the father's advice really "worked"? Explain.
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