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# Sequence & Summarize Events & Understand Their Effect

Lesson 19
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## Stacie Garrett-Diaz

on 20 September 2014

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Sequence & Summarize Events & Understand Their Effect
Plot

At the beginning, there is a problem that the main character must solve.
This problem sets the plot in motion.
It influences what happens in the rest of the story.
It causes some type of conflict or struggle.
Do you get excited when you read a story?

Do you worry about the characters?

Do you read on to find out what happens next?

When you follow the sequence of events in a story, you are following the plot.
take time to fully execute their skills
Understand the TEKS
4.6(A) Sequence and summarize the plot's main events and explain their influence on future events.

Figure 19(D) Make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding.

Figure 19(E) Summarize information in text, maintaining meaning and logical order.
Words to Know
*Chronological Order *Plot
*Climax *Problem
*Conflict *Summarize
Plot

is the pattern of action.
It tells what happens first, next, after that, and finally last.
Usually the events are told in
chronological order
.
Another name for this is
time order
.
Try this...
Jot down four things you did yesterday in chronological order.

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To solve the problem,
the main character
may have to:
Battle another person.
Fight for survival against a force of nature.
Struggle against some strong emotion, such as fear.
Try this...

What problem did the main character have to solve?

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Let's take a look at
the pattern a story usually follows:
Then the plot shows what the main character does to solve the problem.
This is when things start to get exciting.
The climax of the story comes when the conflict reaches its highest point of intensity and comes to a head.
You wonder whether the main character will succeed or not.
After this, the plot shows how the problem is solved.
Summary
When you tell your friends about a story you have read or a movie you have seen, you probably relate the plot.
But you don't tell every event.
You summarize.
This means you tell the important events and leave out the unimportant ones.
You tell these events in your own words.
Here are Some Details
you Include in