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					       Plot
    Reading Street
    Unit 4 Week 5
Created by Kristi Waltke
                  Plot
• A plot, or underlying story structure, is
  found only in fiction.
• A plot begins when a character has a
  problem or conflict.
• The problem builds up during the rising
  action, is met directly at the climax, and
  comes to an end, as the action winds
  down, during the resolution.
               Plot
      In the beginning, you have a
problem or goal established. What is the
problem in Encyclopedia Brown and the
   Case of the Slippery Salamander?

 A salamander has
been stolen from the
aquarium, and Chief
Brown doesn’t know
 who has taken it.
                 Plot
 Next, there is rising action that
builds toward the climax. What is
 the rising action in this story?

  The chief said that only
   three people had the
opportunity to steal Fred. It
was either Mrs. King, Sam
 Maine, or Dr. O’Donnell.
                  Plot
    Then the conflict or problem is
    confronted. This is the climax
 of a story. What is the climax of this
               story?
Encyclopedia Brown says that Sam
 Maine is guilty because he lied. If
     he had been working with
salamanders for 19 years, he would
   have known salamanders are
      amphibians, not lizards!
              Plot
   Finally you have an outcome
   and the problem is resolved.
What was the outcome in this story?


Sam admitted to the crime.
 Fred was returned to the
aquarium. Sam was fired!
Remember that good
    readers use
Plot to predict and
 understand fiction.

				
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