Common Core Standards--Quick Reference Sheets for Grade Levels K-5 (click on link above)
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Elements of the Plot:
EXPOSITION: The first part of the story where characters, setting, and basic situations are revealed.
INCITING INCIDENT: The event that sets the story in motion and makes the rest of the story possible
RISING ACTION: The main part of the story that moves the plot along with complications, turns, and twists.
CLIMAX: The most exciting or intense part for the protagonist, usually the turning point.
FALLING ACTION: Events that follow the climax and move the conflicts toward resolution.
RESOLUTION: The loose parts of the plot are tied up, questions answered, and conflicts are resolved.