Ch 8: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Plot in Literature

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Let us show you the Elements of Plot in Literature, in preparation for the OAE Middle Grades ELA Exam. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes combine into a powerful approach that can help you correctly answer the questions on the test.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Plot in Literature - Chapter Summary

You can utilize the lessons in this chapter to work on reviewing Elements of Plot in Literature, as you study for the OAE Middle Grades ELA Exam. The videos review all the important points to help with the questions on the test, including:

  • Analyzing plot
  • Interaction of story elements
  • Rising action in a story
  • Foreshadowing
  • Flashback
  • Analyzing characters
  • Use of setting

Our knowledgeable instructors carefully guide you through each aspect of Elements of Plot in Literature, explaining them clearly and precisely. Because we teach using videos and quizzes, the lessons are diverse, making them easier to follow and more fun.

Objectives of the OAE Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Plot in Literature Chapter

The OAE Middle Grades ELA Exam is a state-wide test administered to prospective teachers of middle grades English language arts. It evaluates all aspects of your knowledge and understanding of this field. The topics in this Elements of Plot in Literature chapter are found in Domain II: Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, which contributes 29% of the test items. You can study for the test by taking the self-assessment quizzes that come with the videos. These will make it clear how much you know and will enable you to practice answering questions like those on the test.

There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the OAE Middle Grades ELA Exam. Each one presents a passage or question followed by several response alternatives. From these, you must select the correct answer.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Plot in Literature
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How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

1. 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.

How Story Elements Interact & Shape One Another

2. How Story Elements Interact & Shape One Another

Story elements are not just individual parts of a story that function on their own. In this lesson, we will explore the basic elements of a story and how they interact and shape one another to affect the story.

Rising Action in a Story: Definition & Examples

3. 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.

What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions

4. What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions

Learn about how authors use foreshadowing, both subtle and direct, as part of their storytelling process. Explore many examples of foreshadowing, from classical plays to contemporary stories.

What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples

5. What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the components of flashbacks found in literature. See examples of flashbacks, and then test your understanding through a quiz.

How to Analyze Characters in Literature: Explanation and Examples

6. How to Analyze Characters in Literature: Explanation and Examples

In this lesson, we will learn to analyze characters in literature by comprehending, interpreting and drawing conclusions about each character. We will look at a story to practice analyzing characters.

Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

7. Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

In this lesson, you'll review the important elements of a story. In particular, you'll learn about the components of the setting and its importance within the plot.

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