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Story Map

A Story Map is a way of explaining the basic ideas of the story, using just words. It doesn't explain the details. These ideas are called Literary Elements. Some of the Literary Elements are used in the story map above:


Setting-Where does this story take place?

Main Character- Who is the story about?

Supporting Characters- Who are the other important characters?

Problem- What is the biggest problem the main character is trying to solve? (There are usually smaller problems too.)

Solution- How was the problem solved? Sometimes this is called the "Conclusion".

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This graph shows the plot of the story. It uses the word exposition for the word introduction. Did you notice how the graph is shaped like a mountain? The climax is on top. The climax is the most exciting or suspenseful part of the story. In a really good book, the rising action, climax, and falling action are so exciting, that it is difficult to stop reading.



Character Traits
Can you pick out three words from the chart below that describe yourself?
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Character Traits Adjective List



The main character in our story has character traits that describe his/her personality.

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Character Traits Circle Diagram









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Language of the Discipline



Discussion Questions:

What is the setting?


Who is the main character?


What are some traits of the main character? Please give an example for each.


Who are the other important characters? How are they important to the story? Please give examples.


What is the main problem or conflict? Is there more than one problem?