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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--literary elements. The student recognizes and analyzes literary elements within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse literary texts.

Ask students to draw pictures to show the main events, problem, and solution of a story.


  • First, ask the student to identify the main events in the story.
  • Then, ask the student to identify the problem in the story.
  • Next, ask the student to identify the solution in the story.
Main events are the events in the plot that are essential parts of the story (e.g., beginning, middle, and end).
Plot development is the unfolding of a story created by the events that occur.
The problem is the situation or conflict in a narrative that needs to be corrected or resolved.
The resolution is the element of plot structure that contains the conclusion or final outcome in a story. In some capacity, the resolution resolves problems and conflicts; not all stories have clear resolutions.