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

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Refresh your knowledge of climax and plot in literature when you review the topics in this chapter's tutorial videos. The lessons include quizzes and a practice test. Finish the chapter before you take the NES Middle Grades ELA examination.

NES Middle Grades ELA - Climax and Plot in Literature - Chapter Summary

Use the video lessons in this chapter to review and better understand the development of literary climaxes through dramatic or tense scenes. Each of the tutorial lessons highlights a different related topic that will be addressed on the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. While watching one of the video lessons, you'll be able to re-examine the fundamentals of plot analysis. You can also explore examples of climaxes, bathos and protagonists in famous literary works as you go through the lessons. This chapter was designed to help you with:

  • Providing an example of a climax in literature
  • Understanding how rising and falling action are created in a story
  • Describing denouement and anticlimax in literature
  • Listing the steps for plot analysis

Review the above topics as you get ready to take the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. Experienced professional teachers deliver the lessons, which are short and self-paced. Learn visually while you watch the videos or listen to the narration in your spare time. Use the ask-a-question feature when you need to have points clarified, and take the practice examination to test your understanding.

NES Middle Grades ELA - Climax and Plot in Literature Chapter Objectives

The Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature content domain of the NES Middle Grades ELA examination will ensure that you're capable of evaluating the climaxes and plots of various literary works. Recall what you studied during this chapter and in college when answering its questions. This content domain is the equivalent of 29% of the test score. The 150 multiple-choice questions stretch across the exam's five content domains. You must complete the computer-administered assessment in less than three hours.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: NES 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.

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