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Ch 8: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Climax & Plot in Literature

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to reinforce your knowledge of rising action, story climaxes and falling action as you prepare for the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts exam.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Climax & Plot in Literature - Chapter Summary

As one of your study tools for the AEPA Middle Grades English Language Arts exam, this chapter will help you study for questions about story climaxes and how they fit into a story's plot. Start your review of this chapter by watching our expert instructors in a series of short, engaging lesson videos about:

  • Climaxes in literature
  • Elements of rising action
  • Falling action in stories
  • Denouement in literature
  • Characteristics of anticlimax
  • Analyzing literary plots

Complete the quizzes that accompany these lessons to test your knowledge of the topics presented in this chapter. Also print the quiz results and carry them along when you're out and about. If you'd like to revisit certain portions of a lesson, the video tags will allow you to jump back and forth with ease.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Climax & Plot in Literature Chapter Objectives

On test day, the AEPA Middle Grades English Language Arts exam will measure your understanding of the English language arts to ensure you have the qualifications to teach the subject. This exam achieves its objective by asking 150 multiple-choice questions, and it has a three-hour time limit.

About 29% of the exam's questions belong to the content domain of Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, and the exam may include questions about analyzing the plot and climax of a literary story. This chapter will help you prepare for these questions by allowing you to review the elements of literary climax and plot.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Climax & Plot in Literature
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Climax in Literature: Definition & Examples

1. Climax in Literature: Definition & Examples

Do you know how to identify the climax of a story? Learn what a climax is in literature, with examples from stories you might have read for class or on your own.

Rising Action in a Story: Definition & Examples

2. Rising Action in a Story: Definition & Examples

Every story strives to keep the audience interested. In this lesson, we will take a look at how writers create drama and tension through developing the rising action of the plot.

Falling Action of a Story: Definition & Examples

3. Falling Action of a Story: Definition & Examples

Stories don't just end at their high point. In this lesson, we will take a look at the falling action, the part of the plot that comes after the big climax.

Denouement in Literature: Definition & Examples

4. Denouement in Literature: Definition & Examples

What happens in a story after the big climax? In this lesson, we will take a look at the 'denouement,' the part of the narrative that wraps up all the loose ends.

Anticlimax in Literature: Definition & Examples

5. Anticlimax in Literature: Definition & Examples

One may have ruined your last trip to the movies, but anticlimaxes have also been leaving their marks on literature for centuries. Come learn more about these lackluster finishes in this lesson and see their effects in some literary examples!

How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

6. How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss how to analyze a plot in three basic steps. We will take these three steps and break them down to understand how to analyze a plot by analyzing a fable.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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