What is a Plot Diagram? - Definition & Examples


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Why do we use a plot diagram?

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1. What is the rising action?

2. What is the climax?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A plot diagram is a tool that is commonly used to organize a story into certain segments. With this quiz/worksheet combo you'll be assessed on your knowledge of the parts of a story and how to use a plot diagram.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these plot diagram assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Definition of plot diagram
  • Story sequencing
  • Parts of a story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as rising action and climax
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding plot diagrams
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about rising and falling action

Additional Learning

View the corresponding video lesson entitled What is a Plot Diagram? - Definition, Examples & Quiz to learn more about this subject. The video and accompanying transcript will cover the following objectives:

  • Learn to use a plot diagram
  • Understand the parts of a story
  • Know key terminology