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Story Elements Questions - All Grades

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Grade 7 Story Elements
The people in a work of fiction.
  1. Plot
  2. Setting
  3. Characters
  4. Point of View
  5. Conflict
Grade 1 Story Elements CCSS: RL.1.7
This is the house that Jack built.
This is the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the rat, that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.
This it the cat, that killed the rat, that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the dog, that worried the cat, that killed the rat, that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.

What part of the story does the picture below show?

  1. This is the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.
  2. This is the rat, that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.
  3. This it the cat, that killed the rat, that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.
  4. This is the dog, that worried the cat, that killed the rat, that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.
Grade 9 Story Elements
Where, when, or under what conditions a story takes place
  1. Imagery
  2. Suspense
  3. Setting
  4. Alliteration
Grade 10 Story Elements CCSS: RL.9-10.3
Protagonist
  1. principal character or force in opposition to a protagonist
  2. the point of maximum tension or interest
  3. main character in a work of fiction involved in the central conflict
  4. provides background information and introduced setting and important characters
Grade 8 Story Elements

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Identify the order of the plot:
  1. exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
  2. resolution, rising action, climax, falling action, exposition
  3. rising action, exposition, climax, falling action, resolution
  4. climax, exposition, rising action, resolution, falling action
Grade 7 Story Elements
the characters, setting, and time a story takes place
  1. anecdote
  2. climax
  3. exposition
  4. analogy
Grade 8 Story Elements
The first part of the plot, containing background information
  1. climax
  2. exposition
  3. resolution
  4. rising action
Grade 10 Story Elements CCSS: RL.9-10.3
Antagonist
  1. principal character or force in opposition to a protagonist
  2. main character in a work of fiction involved in the central conflict
  3. time and place of the action of a piece of literature
  4. contrast between appearance and reality
Grade 7 Story Elements
action after the climax
  1. rising action
  2. falling action
  3. connotation
  4. exposition
Grade 7 Story Elements
the high point of action
  1. rising action
  2. climax
  3. anecdote
  4. denotation
Grade 2 Story Elements CCSS: RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5
Colleen was having a bad Friday. First she woke up late. Then she tripped on her way to the bathroom and hurt her knee. When she got to the bathroom, her brother Kyle was in there, and she had to wait five whole minutes until she could use it. She ran back to her room to get dressed for school, and when she finally was able to use the bathroom, Kyle had left the floor wet. Her socks were completely soaked from walking across the wet floor, and they were her last clean pair for the week! She decided to take off her wet socks and try to let them dry on the way to school. She went downstairs to grab something to eat before she left for school. Her mom was in the kitchen as she grabbed a banana and headed for the door. As she ran out of the door her mom called after her, "Where are you going Colleen?"

"School, I'm running late!" She yelled over her shoulder.

"But today is Saturday." Her mom called after her.

She stopped and turned around. Her mom was in the doorway with a smile on her face. Colleen smiled back and walked back into the house, happy she wasn't late for anything.


What is the setting of this passage?                   Colleen's house                  

What is the problem in this passage?                               Colleen is late for school.                              

What is the solution to Colleen's problem?                                                        She's not late for school because it is the weekend.                                                       

Name a personality trait of Colleen.                                     tardy/late, clumsy, distracted...                                    
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