The plot is the main story of a piece of writing. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
In the beginning, we learn about the characters, the setting, and typically, about a problem or problems that our hero needs to resolve.
In the middle is where most of the action takes place. Here is where our hero discovers that his his problem is not so easily solved!
is where our hero finally resolves the problem, or problems, and lives
happily ever after. (Well, at least is fairy tales.)
Let's read a story and play around with the plot a little:
|In Meet Addy, Momma and
Addy try a daring escape
from slavery after Poppa and
Sam are sold to another
plantation owner. They need
courage and faith to travel
north to freedom. Can they
overcome each challenge and
gain that freedom? To find
out, travel with them on their
|•With a partner, read Meet
•After reading the story, go back and pick a wrong choice.
•Brainstorm on your own or with a partner some things that could have happened instead, as a result of that choice being made.
•Rewrite the story from the point of that choice. Since the beginning of the story remains the same, you will be re-writing only the middle and the end of the story.