Plot Structure
What is Narrative Text?
• Narrative refers to a story
—an account of events or
experiences
Parts of a Narrative Story
• Character—a person in the story we learn about through
their words, thoughts and actions
• Se...
Beginning, Middle and End
• Every story can be
broken up into three
parts: the beginning,
the middle and the
end.
Beginnin...
Plotting the Story on the Plot
Pyramid
• Once you can determine the beginning,
middle and end of the story as well as the
...
Middle/
Climax
Most
intense part
Beginning/
Exposition
Characters
Setting
Problem
Ending/
Resolution
Was the problem solve...
The Princess and the Pea
        
         Once upon a time there 
was a prince who wanted to 
marry a princess; but she 
...
     One evening a terrible storm 
came on; there was thunder 
and lightning, and the rain 
poured down in torrents. 
Sudd...
    "Well, we'll soon find that 
out," thought the old 
queen. But she said 
nothing, went into the 
bed-room, took all th...
On this the princess had
to lie all night. In the
morning she was asked
how she had slept.
"Oh, very badly!" said
she. "I ...
Now they knew that she was
a real princess because she
had felt the pea right through
the twenty mattresses and the
twenty...
Beginning-
Exposition
A prince in a kingdom
who can’t find a real
princess to become
his wife
Rising Action
Prince searche...
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Narrative plot structure power point[1]

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  • 1. Plot Structure
  • 2. What is Narrative Text? • Narrative refers to a story —an account of events or experiences
  • 3. Parts of a Narrative Story • Character—a person in the story we learn about through their words, thoughts and actions • Setting—the place where the story is set • Problem or Conflict—the struggle in the story (man vs man, man vs nature, man vs self) • Events—the things that take place in the story that are important and lead to the climax and the resolution (also known as Rising Action and Falling Action) • Climax—the most intense part of the story, physically or emotionally • Resolution—the conclusion, tying up all the loose ends, telling how it all ended up
  • 4. Beginning, Middle and End • Every story can be broken up into three parts: the beginning, the middle and the end. Beginning Middle End Characters Setting Problem or Conflict Events in the Rising Action Climax Event(s) in the Falling Action Resolution or Conclusion
  • 5. Plotting the Story on the Plot Pyramid • Once you can determine the beginning, middle and end of the story as well as the characters, problem, climax and solution, you are ready to plot the story on a pyramid like the one below:
  • 6. Middle/ Climax Most intense part Beginning/ Exposition Characters Setting Problem Ending/ Resolution Was the problem solved? If yes, how? Rising Action Events Falling Action Events
  • 7. The Princess and the Pea                   Once upon a time there  was a prince who wanted to  marry a princess; but she  would have to be a real  princess. He travelled all over  the world to find one, but  nowhere could he get what he  wanted. There were  princesses enough, but it was  difficult to find out whether  they were real ones. There  was always something about  them that was not as it should  be. So he came home again  and was sad, for he would  have liked very much to have  a real princess.
  • 8.      One evening a terrible storm  came on; there was thunder  and lightning, and the rain  poured down in torrents.  Suddenly a knocking was  heard at the city gate, and the  old king went to open it.        It was a princess standing  out there in front of the gate.  But, good gracious! what a  sight the rain and the wind had  made her look. The water ran  down from her hair and  clothes; it ran down into the  toes of her shoes and out  again at the heels. And yet she  said that she was a real  princess.
  • 9.     "Well, we'll soon find that  out," thought the old  queen. But she said  nothing, went into the  bed-room, took all the  bedding off the bedstead,  and laid a pea on the  bottom; then she took  twenty mattresses and  laid them on the pea, and  then twenty eider-down  beds on top of the  mattresses.
  • 10. On this the princess had to lie all night. In the morning she was asked how she had slept. "Oh, very badly!" said she. "I have scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard, so that I am black and blue all over my body. It's horrible!"
  • 11. Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty eider-down beds. Nobody but a real princess could be as sensitive as that. So the prince took her for his wife, for now he knew that he had a real princess; and the pea was put in the museum, where it may still be seen, if no one has stolen it.
  • 12. Beginning- Exposition A prince in a kingdom who can’t find a real princess to become his wife Rising Action Prince searched for a princess, but couldn’t find one A “princess” knocked on the door in a storm The Queen invited the princess to sleep on 20 mattresses with a pea under the bottom one Climax-Middle Princess couldn’t sleep because of the pea-they knew she was a real princess Falling Action The prince and princess marry End-Resolution The princess is a real princess-She and the prince marry and live happily ever after

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