 Foreshadowing:

when an author mentions or hints at something that will happen later in the story

 Try

breaking the word FORESHADOWING apart. means ahead.


SHADOW is a glimpse of something without the complete details.

Little Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived with her mother. Her mother asked her to take her old and lonely grandmother some food one day. "Don't stop along the way. Go straight to your Grandma's house and back. Don't talk to any strangers and watch out for the wolf in the woods! Now get along!"



  Exposition:

The exposition is the

introduction ____________ to the story. In this

section the ____________ is setting established and the___________ are characters introduced.


Plot is the literary element that describes the structure of a story. It shows arrangement of events and actions within a story.

Rising Action: During the rising

action section, you see a clear ______________ that are leading you in sequence of events a specific direction. Often you begin to see a series of conflicts and crisis in the story that are leading to the ___________.

 Climax:

most exciting This is the ___________

part of the story and is often the _____________ of a story where the
conflict __________ is taking place. turning point

The climax is the most exciting part!!

 Falling

events Action: Any __________ or

conflict _______________ that takes place

following the climax.

 Resolution:

conclusion the __________ , the

tying up _______________

of all of

the threads.

Plot Components
Climax: the turning point, the most intense moment—either mentally or in action

Rising Action: the series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to the climax

Falling Action: all of the action which follows the climax

Exposition: the start of the story, the situation before the action starts

Resolution: the conclusion, the tying together of all of the threads

Story Literary Elements
Some basics that every good story must have ….

Every story needs characters

Or Creatures

The protagonist is the “good guy”

The antagonist is the “bad guy” or force

Great stories have a conflict

Man vs. Man

Man vs. Nature Man vs. Society Man vs. Machine Man vs. Himself

A hint about what will happen next is called foreshadowing
For example, if you hear this: Then you know someone’s about to get eaten!

The time and place of the story is the setting

The climax is the most exciting part!!

The point of view is the perspective of the story

“That rotten wolf tried to eat us!!!!”

“I was framed! I just wanted to borrow a cup of sugar!”

Whether you’re the reader, or the writer, a great story includes all these literary elements!!!
foreshadowing conflict characters setting antagonist point of view climax protagonist

 The

first set of underlined words is an example of foreshadowing. Little Red Riding Hood’s mother is warning her about the wolf in the woods, which hints at what may happen next.

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