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Ch 14: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Identifying Climax & Plot

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Students in 6th-8th grades taking the summative SBA ELA can benefit from this fun set of video and text lessons. The optional quizzes and short chapter test can alert teachers to any holes in their learning.

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Identifying Climax & Plot - Chapter Summary

By using these lessons, you and your students can really dig into plot analysis for the Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts/Literacy 6-8. The following topics may be addressed in any order that you see fit:

  • Examples of climax and anticlimax in literature
  • Rising and falling action of stories
  • Plot analysis
  • The importance of setting to characters and plot
  • Types of irony

Our video lessons are user-friendly, offering the option to pause and view as often as needed. Embedded video tags also allow learners to jump back to certain sections with ease. Text lessons are often linked to other lessons for additional information.

7 Lessons in Chapter 14: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Identifying Climax & Plot
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.

Anticlimax in Literature: Definition & Examples

4. 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

5. 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 Setting Shapes the Characters & Plot

6. How Setting Shapes the Characters & Plot

You have probably learned the definition of setting in literature, but do you know how important it can be to a story? This lesson describes how a setting can influence the plot, the tone, the theme, and the characters.

Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

7. Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

Discover, once and for all, what irony is and is not. Explore three types of irony: verbal, situational and dramatic, and learn about some famous and everyday examples.

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