Holt Literature and Language Arts chapter 1

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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