Holt Literature and Language Arts chapter 1

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plot

the series of events that make up a story

exposition

background information that establishes the setting and introduces the conflict and characters

The setting of the story is the ________ and ________ of the story

time; place

All stories must have a _________.

setting

A setting that is necessary to the story's _______ means that the story could not take place ________ ______

plot; anywhere else

The conflict in a story is a _______ between _________ opposing views or situations

struggle; two or more

The climax is the most ________ part of the story

exciting

The story's resolution is when the _________ problems are solved

characters'

slackening

lessening; slowing down

surged

moved in a wave

resilient

springy; quick to recover

savored

delighted in

headline

tells you who the news story is about

byline

who the article was written by

dateline

tells when and where the news event happened

lead

presents the most important info (usually in paragraphs 1-3)

inference

a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning

1st part of a plot chart

exposition/basic situation

2nd part of a plot chart

rising action

3rd part of a plot chart

climax

4th part of a plot chart

falling action

last part of a plot chart

resolution

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