Story Element Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

the "good" guy, the main character
the "bad" guy, the character in opposition to the main character.
the author's attitude towards the topic
a voice outside the story narrating the events
the message of the story
where and when the story takes place
a character within the story tells the events
hints about what will happen later in a text
tension, uncertainty that keeps the reader reading on.
the complete sequence of events which involves characters in conflict.
the turning point, the most exciting part of the story when the conflict is settled.
how the story actually ends
revealing what happened in a time before the events of the story.
part of the story that establishes the main character, setting, and conflict.
what drives a story, opposing forces or characters against one another.
the complications that get in the way of the main character solving his/her conflict.
action that directly follows the climax of the story.
how the story makes the reader feel

short story unit Crossword

short story unit Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

normally the main character
information about characters, setting and problem
person/thing in conflict with the protagonist
time and place
main message or big idea
struggle between two forces
events in the story
when the conflict begins
body of the story that leads up to the climax
turning point
events that wrap up the conflct
ending of story
narrator is participate "I"
reader is participate "you"
watching the action happen to others
only seeing a small portion of information through one character
knowing all that is happening to all characters
what the author leads you to feel
comparison of two things using like or as
direct comparison
giving non-humans things human qualities
words that imitate sound
hinting at things to come in the future
when the opposite of what you expect happens
the use of an object to represent an idea or feeling
referring to an event in the characters past to reveal more information

ELA Vocab Crossword

ELA Vocab Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

exposition
the time and place a story happens
the main character in the story
the person or thing that causes trouble for the protagonist
problems that happen to cause the character troubles
the most exciting part of the story
a series of events that make up a story
main part of the story where complications arise
events that lead to the end of the story
the end of the story where problems are resolved
a person, place, thing or idea
a word that expresses action
a word that modifies or describes a noun
modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb and answers the questions: when? where? why? how?
used in the place of one or more nouns or pronouns
shows the location of a noun or pronoun in the sentence to something else
expresses emotion and does not have to be in the sentence for it to make sense
a word used to connect clauses or phrases
the amount of the series of events that make up a person's life
an indication of a future event in the story
a word that is pronounced the same way as another word but has a different meaning
a comparison of two words using "like" or "as"
comparing something by saying something "is" something else
the repetition of words with the same sound at the beginning

Literary Terms Crossword

Literary Terms Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

literary reference to a familiar thing
conflict with another character
the turning point in a story (comes after the rising action)
comparison of two or more similar objects
author's own account of his/her own life
story of a person's life written by someone else
the problem; something vs. something else
stretching the truth
the begining of a story
kind of writing that explains something
category or type (of literature)
the lesson of a story
person telling the story
words or phrases that convey the opposite meaning or expected outcome
problem from INSIDE of a person
main character of the story
sequence of events in a story
the author's attitude toward the subject of a work
group of lines forming a unit in a poem
point of view in which the reader knows all thoughts, feelings, and actions of all the characters

Story Elements Crossword

Story Elements Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

the problem in a story
the "bad guy" in a story
the time and place a story occurs
the author's message to the reader
part of the story that introduces the characters, setting, and conflict
the action in the story
this kind of character changes because of the story's events
the turning point of the story
the final end of the story
the "good guy" in the story
part of the story where the author ties up loose ends
a struggle in the story
the kind of character that stays the same throughout the story
the development of the story
the main person, animal, or object in a story
where and when the story takes place
events that lead to the end of a story
this message can be stated directly or implied
part of story where the conflict is solved
the highest point of interest in a story
explains the basics of a story
this struggle can be internal or external
the sequence of events in a story
one who opposes the main character
the character does not change
an example of internal conflict

Plot Structure Terms Crossword

Plot Structure Terms Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

The beginning of the story
The series of events that create the story
The character's struggle takes place in his or her own mind
The type of narration that the author uses to tell the story
The part of the story where the conflicts are introduced
A problem between the character and an outside force
The author's message or lesson to the reader
A scene set in a time earlier than the main story the provides extra background about the characters or conflict
The protagonist changes in a significant (important) way
Where and when the story takes place
the people or animals in a story
the story's end

Literary Elements Crossword

Literary Elements Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

Sequence of events in a story
where and when the story takes place
the people in the story
problem the characters are facing
type of conflict within themselves
conflict with outside forces
most exciting part of the story, turning point
central part of story that builds to turning point
events that follow the climax that lead reader to the end
part of the story in which you know the problems are solved
part of the story that takes you back to an event that already occurred in the past
where the author gives you a hint as to what may happen later in the story
central idea or message
the difference between what is expected and what actually happens
the emotion/feeling that is the author is trying to create
the beginning of a plot map that sets the story and tells characters

8th Grade Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

8th Grade Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
Type
Crossword
Description

_________are the words spoken by characters in a play.
The repetition of initial sounds, such as "Peter Piper Pizza" is called?
The words around the unknown word are called.......
Realizing the POTENTIAL danger of the situation, he called for help. Potential means?
Which point of view is all knowing and sees into different characters' minds?
An example of a ____is "He is as scary as a bear."
The VITRIOL in his voice--all the anger and hate--made the character scary. Vitriol means?
An example of ____is saying you are so hungry you could eat a horse.
An author describing the sun smiling on a field of flowers is an example of ____.
Which point of view uses "I" or "me"
A story about a person's life written by that person is called?
The moment of highest tension in the story, the turning point is called?
When an author writes a story about another person's life is called?
Placing events in order in which they happened is called?
The main character in a work of literature, usually the "hero" or "good guy"?
the person that stands in the way of the protagonist's happiness, usually the "bad guy' is?
The beach's Tranquility, or its peaceful feeling, made the vacation perfect. Tranquility means?
_____is a long speech by a character in a play, spoken either to others or to himself.
A struggle between opposing forces, the problem in the story is called?
When the effects of the action or decision are revealed, leads to resolution.
The Marlin is the social HUB of the ship-the heart and main point of attraction. Hub means?
The message, moral, or lesson of a story is called?
Using your reason and experience to figure out something that is not written or stated.
Description or dialogue that introduces the characters, the setting, and the situation.
Events that complicate the situation by introducing the conflict, leads to the Climax.
Occurs when a main character clashes with an outside force.
What does the prefix "auto" mean?
What does the "pre" mean?
______tell actors how to move and speak, usually in parentheses( ) or in italics.
What does the suffix "ology" mean?
One man's trash is another man's treasure is an example of______.
Identify the meaning of the prefix in the word UNDERESTIMATE

Literary Elements Crossword puzzle

Literary Elements Crossword puzzle
Type
Crossword
Description

The class or literature compromised of imaginative works
Type class or category of literature
Location or period in which the action of a novel or short story takes place; also sets the mood for of the story: often referred as atmosphere
Person or animal represented in a novel or short story
Main character
Character or force that opposes the main character
Battle or struggle in novel or short story
Storyline of a novel or short story
Technique a writer uses to produce a special effect in writing
Background information on characters, setting, or conflict
Central events of the story during which various problems arise
Turning point for the protagonist; usaully the most exciting, scary, or action-filled part of the story
Events needed to bring the story to an end after the climax
Point when conflict are resolved when you learn what happens to characters
Showing or indicating the outcome beforehand
An interruption of the chronological sequence of an event of earlier occurrence
When the ending or conclusion of the story is unexpected to the reader
A state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen
Use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different than their literal sense
Words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation
The perspective from which the story is told
Dominant idea or message about life; author’s message
“I”, “me”, “my”, “our”, “ours”, “we”, etc.
“you”, “your”, “yours”
“he”, “she”, “it”, “they”, “their”, characters’ name

Elements of Plot Crossword

Elements of Plot Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

sequence of events
struggle between opposing characters
introduces the characters, setting, and conflict
where the conflict takes place
the turning point or most intense part
tying together of threads; solution
tells character's personality
shows character's personality
person or animal in a story
where and when the story takes place
conflict that is inside; man vs. man
conflict that is visible; man vs. man, nature, or society
what characters say to each other
gives clues about the future
recalling memories of the past
stories about imaginary people or events
stories about real people or events

Elements of Literature Crossword

Elements of Literature Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

method an author uses to reveal a character's traits
an author shows character traits through actions, feelings, sayings, thoughts, and other methods
time, place, and atmosphere of a story
time sequence of a plot that moves backwards in time to earlier events
emotional quality of a story that can affect a reader's attitude
who is telling the story
person telling the story uses "I"
all-knowing; the person telling the story knows thoughts and feelings of everyone
the actions of the story
a character that changes throughout the story
the background and introduction to the characters
hints the author gives the reader about events to come
a lengthy work of fiction
an object that has it's own meaning but also represents abstract ideas
comparison using like or as
comparison where one thing becomes another
use of words that imitate sounds
giving something that is not alive that is given characteristics of a human
a wild exaggeration
repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words, usually in order
language that appeals to the senses
repetition of the same vowel sound in words near each other
when what happens is the opposite of what is expected
when the audience knows something the characters do not
clash of thoughts, feelings, actions, or people in the story
the point of highest tension in the story
the events that lead up to the climax
the events that happen because of how the climax occurs
the event that causes the problem in the story to begin
uncertainty or anxiety about what we think is going to happen next