For you who are analyzing stories, these plot diagrams will be a great help! A handy of free and printable plot diagrams has been collected in the best quality. The plot diagram itself is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories. The first diagram can be seen in the following image.
Looking to the plot diagram posted above, it’s pretty clear what it contains. The basic triangle-shaped plot structure, representing the beginning, middle, and end of a story, was described by Aristotle. Gustav Freytag modified Aristotle’s system by adding a rising action and a falling action to the structure. This interactive version of the graphic organizer supports both Aristotle’s and Freytag’s conceptualizations of plot structures. More diagrams are posted as follows.
As a tool that is commonly used to organize a story into certain segments, plot diagrams allow students to analyze the story thoroughly. Once the parts of the plot diagram are identified, it is easier to analyze the content. A plot diagram also gives a common framework for analyzing and understanding written prose. Not only ease students’ analysis, by plotting simple narrative arcs in three-cell storyboards, or more complicated stories in six-cell boards, teachers can easily assess students’ understanding of important story components. Combined illustrations and text can enliven difficult concepts like “rising action” and “climax”.
There is also a fillable version of the diagram that you can customize by yourself. All these diagrams are free to be saved, just click on the image to save them! Have a nice day!