What are the different parts of a story?
A story is made up of different elements, these include characters, setting, and plot. The different parts of a story allow the story to flow in a smooth and logical manner. This also helps the reader to understand what is happening in the story and to follow the storyline.
Who are the people or animals in the story?
A character is a person or animal in a story. The characters in a story are usually described well so the reader can visualise what they look like and how they carry out actions. A good story will also provide details of the character’s emotions and personality traits so you are able to understand the character’s actions and behaviours on a deeper level.
Stories usually have a main character who determines the events that take place in the story. There are also other characters that are equally important as they add details and explanations to the story.
Examples of characters:
- Boy or girl
- Man or woman
- King or queen
Where does the story take place?
The setting describes where and when the story takes place. The setting in a story is usually described well so the reader can visualise and understand where the story takes place.
Examples of settings:
What are the series of events that happen in the story?
The plot is the sequence in which things happen (events). The story is based on the plot. This includes a beginning, middle, and end. The reader can follow the storyline and understand what happens at each stage.
The plot consists of the beginning ➜ rising action ➜ climax ➜ falling action ➜ resolution.
The beginning of a story is usually when the characters and setting are introduced to the reader. The rising action is where the main characters face a problem that need to be solved – this is known as the conflict. The climax is the most exciting part of the story in which we learn the outcome. The falling action leads the reader to the end of the story. The resolution is the end of the story.