1. Setting and Leads: Entering the Story's World
2. Characterization and Point of View: Who are you and Why are you in my Story?
3. Conflict: What's the Problem Here?
4. Comprehension: Wait! What Do I Do If I Don't Get it?
5. Plot: What makes a Story Exciting?
6. Inferences: Gathering Clues from a Story
7. Theme: The Big Picture