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Complete the chart below by citing SPECIFIC evidence from the story (copy sentence and write page number). Each piece of evidence should
prove that the character trait (one word to describe the character) is true. Character trait = Action+Words+Reputation
Character
Character Trait--One word
Name:
to describe the character’s
Role (Major/Minor,
personality.
Protagonist/Antagonist,
Dynamic/Static)
Appearance notes:
Name:
Role:
Appearance:
Name:
Role:
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Role:
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Name:
Role:
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Name:
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Name:
Role:
Appearance:
Action—what does the
Words—what does the
character do that that
character say that reveals
reveals his/her personality? his/her personality?
Reputation—what do others
say about or think of the
character?
Name______________ Date_______________ Period__________ Novel
Rising Action
Climax— point of most suspense when the
Template for Plot Line
problem will be solved one way or another.
-steps to solve the problem,
but
antagonist (does what to make the problem worse)____,
-failed attempts at solving
the problem,
Falling Action/Dénouement—
-complications to the
problem.
Steps to get to the solution after the climax.
The conflict becomes more
complicated.
These are the significant
events.
Exposition—background
information about setting,
characters’ histories, and plot
Problem/major conflict: protagonist
wants ______, but antagonist _____, so ___.
Introduction—beginning
events in the story
Setting
Time:
Place:
Characters
Major—all the important characters in the story
Minor—the background/extra characters to help the story make sense
Dynamic-- a character who changes from the beginning of the story to
the end, often as a result of learning a lesson
Static-- showing little change; a character who remains the same
throughout the story
Protagonist-- the main character in a drama, novel, etc
Antagonist--One who opposes another; adversary, opponent
resolution: happily ever after—or
not.
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