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These are some basic literary elements we are reviewing in class.


problem or issue in the story

internal conflict

problem or issue within a character

external conflict

problem or issue with another character

indirect characterization

when the author gives you clues about a character

direct characterization

when the author tells you directly about a character

author's purpose

reason the author wrote the story


using your previous knowledge plus knowledge from the story to learn something new


message or lesson learned from the story

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