These are introductory notes on the elements of the plot diagram. These notes are great for teaching the elements of plot for the first time or for a quick review. They are formatted for use in interactive notebooks (two on a page, meant to be cut down the middle). When I use these notes, I have students put the plot diagram review on the right side of the notebook. Then, we read a short fairytale (Cinderella works well) and create a plot diagram for the story on the left ("interactive") side.