Short Story Plot Map

Discipline: English 101

Type of Paper: Essay (any type)

Academic Level: High school

Paper Format: APA

Pages: 2 Words: 550

Question

Assignment 2: Short Story Plot Map
CHOOSE A SHORT STORY (NOT A POEM) FROM THIS COURSE
Here is a link to a list of short stories from this class: Short Stories for Story/Plot Map
Do not attempt to do the story map assignment until you have read through the entire story you are going to be using!
Plot - How the author arranges events to develop the basic idea; it is the sequence of events in a story or play. The plot is a planned, logical series of events having a beginning, middle, and end.
Choose the format that works best for your computer/device:
CLICK HERE FOR PDF FORMAT: PDF Version - Story Map
CLICK HERE FOR POWER-POINT FORMAT: Power-Point Format
How to fill in the Story map
1. Title and Author
2. Theme:
Write a sentence explaining the theme, in the long box at the top. The theme is the author's message. (Common themes are "Love conquers all", "Nothing good is easy", "War involves sacrifice")
3. Introduction:
Quote: Choose a sentence or two from the beginning of the story, and
Significance: tell how this relates to the theme
4. Rising Action:
Quote: Choose a sentence or two where the conflict is revealed, and
Significance: tell how this relates to the theme
5. Climax:
Quote: Choose a sentence or two when the main character learns something that will affect the outcome of the story, and
Significance: tell how this relates to the theme
6. Falling Action:
Quote: Choose a sentence or two when events and complications start to fall into place, and
Significance: tell how this relates to the theme
7. Resolution:
Quote: Choose a sentence or two that tells about the final outcome of the story, and
Significance: tell how this relates to the theme
8. Citation:
Cite the source from which you found the story, using MLA style