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I.  Introduce the title of the story, the author and the text type (genre).
    
A.  Identify the point of view and deduce the theme the author uses to write
           the narrative.
    
B.  Briefly explain when and where the story takes place and how the setting helps
           set the mood at the beginning of the story.
      
C. Introduce the protagonist's (main character) background.
     
D. Briefly explain the conflict.

II.  Beginning/Rising Action - Summarize the beginning.
 
      A.  Write a character trait that describes the protagonist at the beginning
 
            of the story, and give an example from the story of the trait.
 
            1.  Cite textual evidence that substantiates or infers the character trait .
 
      B.  Conclude by telling how the supporting characters respond to the main
              character's actions.

III.  Turning Point/Climax - Summarize an event that creates a sudden shift.
     A.  Write a character trait that describes the protagonist at the turning point, and give
           an example of the trait from the story
           of the trait.
            
1.  Cite textual evidence that substantiates or infers the character trait.
      
B.  Discuss what the protagonist starts to learn or realize.

IV.  End of Story/Falling Action - Summarize the final events of the story.
      A.   Write a character trait that describes the protagonist at the end of the story, and
             give an example for the story of the trait.
            
1.  Cite textual evidence that substantiates or infers the trait
    
 B.   How are the relationships different between the protagonist and the supporting
            characters?

V.  Conclusion/Summary - Restate the title of the story, theme and the lesson the protagonist
      learns.
      A.  Restate how the protagonist behaves at the beginning with a character trait.
      B.  Restate at what point they begin to change.
      C.  Conclude by resting the character trait at the end, and tell how it relates to the them.