How the Order of Events Matters in a Story
The plot is mainly the process that the writer uses to unfold a story. It isn't the chronology of the events.
The chronology is basically how the story unfolds in their chronological order. It is the way the scenes would occur if they were by some means real occurrences
The chronology is almost always linear, which means that one occurrence happens after another.
Plot - A plot is a fictional counter-part to the chronology of the scenarios that are happening.
Some writers tend to use the linear way, the way that faithfully follows the courses of events. This does not tend to work or help build some sort of tension, drama, or suspense in the story. The most effective way to use plots in a story is by having the main scene occur with some secondary scenes happening and being shown simultaneously, which also helps support the intensity of the scene without breaking the focus and interest of the audience.
Read the story. Then put the events in order from 1 to 5.
Read each sentence. Draw a line to the matching
picture. Then number the events in order from 1 to 7.
Number the pictures in order. Then write the story.
Sammy the squirrel likes to have clean teeth.
Every evening, he finds a house he can
sneak into. Once inside, he goes into the
bathroom. He chooses a toothbrush and put
toothpaste on it.
For each pair of pictures, decide which comes first (F)
and which comes next (N).
An organizer to help you retell the four main parts of any story, in order.
Roger the rooster has one job on the
farm: to wake everyone up in the
morning. At the first morning light, Roger
wakes up. He struts across the barnyard.
He half jumps and half flies up onto a
For each picture, number the sentences 1 - 2 - 3 so that
they tell a story.
Put the events of the story into the correct order.
Michael overslept. The bus would be here in five minutes! He
pulled on his clothes. He grabbed a banana for breakfast
on his way out the door. He hurried down the street.
These are a series of events that take place in just about everyone's life.
Read the sentences. Write numbers 1 through 7 on the
lines to put them in the correct order.
Draw and describe the major events of a typical day for you in the order that they happen.
Some of the other boys always teased Tony
because he was small. "You may not be able to
do anything about your size," his father told him,
"but your size won't stop you from doing most
things you want to do."
Put them all in order now.