4. Add a Narrative Summary to Each Slide

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When you analyze a narrative, you look closely at the parts of the narrative, such as the plot.

Analyzing the plot structure can help you figure out which events are most important and how the major events affect one another.

In this video, you will add a summary about one part of the narrative to each slide.

To begin, select the slide that represents the start of your narrative.

Then, add a summary of the exposition, or beginning of the narrative, to the slide.

The exposition is the beginning of the plot.

You are introduced to the main characters, setting, and action of the narrative.

It includes events to set up the main action of the plot, which usually begins with an inciting incident, or conflict.

Next, the rising action begins.

Add a summary of the rising action to the "Rising Action” slide.

The rising action usually starts with the main conflict of the plot.

It might be an obstacle that the main characters must overcome.

This begins the main action and usually builds the excitement or tension.

The climax is the turning point of the story.

Add a summary of the climax to the “Climax” slide.

The climax is the highest point of tension within the conflict.

It is the moment in the narrative that might leave the reader wondering what will happen next.

Add a summary of the falling action to the “Falling Action” slide.

During the falling action, some of the conflicts begin to resolve and the events of the plot clearly move toward an end.

The last point in the plot structure is the resolution.

Add a summary of the resolution to the “Resolution” slide.

During the resolution, the main conflict is resolved and the plot of the story ends.

This might be the solution to a mystery or, for a historical event like a war, a final battle or the signing of a peace treaty.

Your outline of the plot structure is now complete!


  1. Think about the structure of your narrative.
  2. Add a summary of one part of the narrative to each slide.