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8th Grade Interactive Language Arts Skill Builders

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Story Elements -CCSS RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.6


Links verified on 12/24/2015


  1. Exercises and Games
    1. Characters - Select a character and create your own story. When you have finished typing print the page to save your story.
    2. Circle Plot diagram - Identify and interpret main incidents using this interactive graphic organizer.
    3. Elements of a Story: Cinderella - Explore the different ingredients, or elements, that go into stories and make them fun. Then test your skills by answering 14 questions that will be accompanied by illustrations, photos, and/or animations.
    4. Elements of Literature - Select the best answer to the question in this Who Wants to Be a Millionaire type game.
    5. Literary Elements - Another game similar to the one above to see how well you know your literary elements.
    6. Name That Literary Element - Video game format used to reinforce a variety of literary elements.
    7. Plot Diagram - Interactive tool to chart beginning to ending of a plot. Demo of how to use this tool provided.
    8. Settings - Select a setting and create your own story. After you select a setting, suggested vocabulary can be found at the bottom of the page where you type.
    9. Short Story Elements Quizlet - Practice learning short story elements with these flashcards from Quizlet. Games and practice tests are also available.
    10. The Realm of Fairy Tales - [Not Interactive] Students will analyze fairy tales by identifying recurring themes. Then they will Outline a story map for their own fairy tale, including standard story elements and fairy tale themes.
  2. Practice Quizzes and Tests
    1. Plot Conflict - 15 question quiz on plot conflict.
    2. Quiz: Short Story Elements - A 10 question quiz from Fun Trivia.
    3. Quiz: Story Elements - "This is a quiz to test your knowledge level of story elements: character, setting, plot, conflict, theme, mood, symbolism, author's purpose, style, figures of speech."
    4. Story Story Elements Quiz - Play these concentration, matching and flashcard games to review the definitions. From Quia.
    5. Story Elements Test - 35 multiple-choice and self-checking questions.

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