The Setting

  Characters: Tell who in the story

Place: Tell where the story takes place

     Time: Tell when the story happens   


The Problem

   One or more characters have a problem.  What is it?


The Goal

Goal: One or more of the characters solve the problem.  They need something to happen.  Sometimes we call this the action in a story.

The Events

Events: Things that happen in a story that tell how the characters get the problem and goal to the ending of the story.

The Ending

  What happened at the end of the story?  Tells how characters achieved his/her goal and solved the problem.  Most all questions are answered.