ELA 5: How Does Structure Build Plot?

Not unlike bread dough, stories need plenty of rising action and structure...otherwise they can fall pretty flat.

5th GradeLanguage Arts
Elementary and Middle School5th Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

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of blood sweat and tears mostly tears working to structure

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a rock solid plop What about all the books that

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don't seem effortless Well they probably didn't get published let's

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think back to freytag pyramid the formula of how stories

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air structured although each part is important in its own

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way the bulk of the story will be it's rising

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action all the stuff that takes the story from its

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beginning to its climax This part of the story isn't

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just one event but a whole bunch of different events

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that need to build on top of each other making

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connections along the way If the rising action is well

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written the reader will ride that wave all the way

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to the climax If it isn't the book might become

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a paperweight Ok example time say you're reading a story

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about a knight and his horse and the exposition it's

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a saddler said that night really Loves his horse like

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he's seriously needs to get some other friends unfortunately for

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the night The inciting incident of the story is that

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the horse is stolen by a dragon Ah horse stealing

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dragon what they exist Hey this is my story The

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story has come to the rising action and there are

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lots of ways it could go from here May be

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the night chases after the dragon fighting his way through

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a hunted woodland to reach to be slayer Or maybe

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the night meets an old man who's an expert on

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dragons and together they trained to face his mortal enemy

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Although these two options are very different they both involve

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events that build on each other They'll probably both result

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in the poor knight getting burdened with chris But what

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are you going to do it's a dragon dude just 00:01:46.827 --> [endTime] get another horse maybe a puppy