Title: Where is Rusty?
Author: Sieb Posthuma
Illustrator: Sieb Posthuma
Publisher: Gecko Press
Story Element #3 PLOT Plot is simply the who, what, where, when why of a story. The answers to those questions are revealed through the sequence of the story, usually in three basic parts… Beginning, Middle, and End.
A technique that many teachers use to teach plot is an anchor chart which prompts the students to summarize the plot of the story in as few words as possible. Here are just a few examples I copied from Pinterest…
In the story Where is Rusty? the who, what, and where of the story are foreshadowed on the front cover. Rusty is a small white dog who is lost in a store. But that’s not the whole story. To find out the plot you must first read the story.
Put simply, Rusty gets distracted by a dog biscuit machine in a large department store and gets separated from his mother. He’s afraid of getting locked up so he hides among the sales items until someone spots him and he is reunited with his mother. That’s very sketchy and not very interesting. The story itself is in the details. If you really want to know what happens read the book.