Uncovering the Plot: Literature Studies for Teens

I'm guest posting again on Bright Ideas Press! This time I'm sharing tips for identifying the plot of a story. Here's a little teaser, but make sure to hop on over to read the full article.


Literature holds mysteries just waiting to be discovered. The setting is a great place to start asking questions. The next best area of focus is unlocking the plot. I remember fretting in school when I was asked, "What was the main idea of this story?" It was overwhelming to choose one thing that drove the whole story. All I really needed were a few simple tools to help guide my observations to help reveal the author's purpose in writing the story.

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