The Elements of Plot

The Elements of Plot

Author: Amy Marshall

At the end of the short story unit, students will be able to identify the traditional elements of a short story plot using direct evidence from the text to support their knowledge.

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Plot Components

Outline of the traditional structure of a story

Plot Components

Notes for the plot components

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