4th grade Unit 1 Reading – Literary Elements

character
one of the persons of a drama or novel

setting
the time and place of the action of a literary, dramatic, or cinematic work

place
where a story takes place

time
when a story takes place

plot
the events that happen in a story

problem/conflict
struggle between opposing forces that bring change to a story

solution
an action or process of solving a problem; an answer to a problem

climax
the point of highest dramatic tension or a major turning point in the action

theme
the point or feeling shown by a story; moral of the story, lesson learned from the story

speaker
the person who is telling the story

compare
to tell how two things are alike or similar

contrast
to tell how two things are different

author
person that wrote the story

speaker
the person (or animal) telling the story