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7 Basic Plots: Text Pack to Support Story Planning and Structures


A great way to support planning stories with structures.

It has often been suggested that there are only seven basic plots a story can use. This pack contains five story summaries, each covering a different plot type. The pack contains text summaries for five examples of the seven basic plot types.

* Overcoming the monster
* Rags to riches
* The quest
* Voyage and return
* Rebirth

After familiarising themselves with these texts, children can adapt and change these stories to create tales of their own.