Plot: The sequence of events that make up the story.
Theme: The moral of the story or the message the author is trying to send.
Setting: When and where a story takes place.
Fiction: Stories that are not true or made up.
Conflict: A struggle between two people or opposing forces in the story.
Characters: People or creatures included in the story.
Exposition: Comes in the early part of the story and lays out the tone, setting, characters, and any other background information.
Rising Action: The building of suspense or excitement in a story to move the plot along.
Climax: The turning point of the story where the intensity of the story and the readers interest reach the highest point.
Falling Action: This comes after the climax and resolves any remaining problems or ties up any loose ends in the story.