Story Elements: Understanding Literary Terms and Devices Grades 3-6
With plenty of examples from classic and modern literature, this book teaches students about a variety of literary terms and devices. The following concepts are covered: plot, conflict, character, setting, point of view, style, mood, theme, tone, and genre. Each element is defined and then explained with examples from literary excerpts. Exercises help students develop and apply their skills in these areas. For example, in the "Story Elements" section, there are exercises requiring students to match up cause and effect statements and sequence of events based on context clues. Short answer and writing activities are also featured throughout the book. One assignment requires students to write a paragraph from different points of view, while another asks students to describe the tone and mood of a book they've recently read. Vocabulary words appear in bold throughout the lessons, and the length of each lesson varies. An appendix contains a story elements chart, a character development chart, glossary, answer key, and bibliography. Reproducible. 80 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
Students learn to analyze and interpret literature they read not only for achievement on tests, but also for enjoyment throughout their lives. Elements are defined, then one or more examples from classic or modern literature are given. Skill-building activities based upon each element are provided. Includes Plot, Conflict, Character, Setting, Point of View, Style Mood, Theme, Tone and Genre.