Theme
Plot Diagrams
Definitions
Theme vs Main Idea
Conflict
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The definition of Theme

The message, moral, or lesson of a story

100

Look at the drawing on the board: The location of #2 is called

Rising Action

100

The sequence of events in a story

Plot

100

Theme or Main Idea: Ben kept making excuses for all of the misbehavior.

Main Idea

100

When a character has a battle with a rainstorm

Character vs Nature

200

The theme of The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Don't Lie

200

Look at the drawing on the board: The location of #1 is called

Exposition

200

Events leading to the end of the story

Falling Action

200

Theme or Main Idea: Teamwork makes the dreamwork

Theme

200

When a character has a battle with another character

Character vs. Character

300

An example of Theme

answers may vary

300

Look at the drawing on the board: The location of #5 is called 

Resolution

300

Where the conflict is most intense

Climax

300

Theme or Main Idea: What goes around, comes around

Theme

300

When a character has an issue with themselves

Character vs. Self

400

An Example of Theme

Answers may vary

400

Look at the drawing on the board: The location of #4 is called

Falling Action

400

The central problem of a story

Conflict

400

Theme or Main Idea: Meg and Amy are best friends even if they are completely different people.

Main Idea

400

When a character has an issue with rules of the government

Character vs Society

500

An Example of Theme

Answers may vary

500

Look at the drawing on the board: The location of #3 is called

Climax

500

The message, moral, or lesson of the story

Theme

500

Theme or Main Idea: The boy tricked everyone and he realized lying was bad.

Main Idea

500

The conflict of the 3 little pigs story

Character vs Character

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