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Author's purpose

the main reason(s) an author writes a story

effect

what happens as a result of the cause

cause

what makes something

plot

what happens in the story (conflict,climax)

conflict

the problem in the story

rising action

as the conflict builds

setting

when and where the story happened

climax

when a problem or conflict is faced

resolution

when a problem or conflict is solved

sequence

the order that events happen in a story

opinion

cannot be proven and tells what you think

fact

something that can be proved

theme

the underlying meaning of the story

characters

the people and animals of the story

compare and contrast

tell how things are alike and different

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