An essential understanding of the elements of plot enhances reading comprehension and makes the experience more enjoyable for students. The many components included under the umbrella of elements of plot form one of the centerpieces of Common Core curriculum and are the basis of frequent test items on summative end-of-year assessments. Elements included in this crossword puzzle are: Antagonist, Character, Climax, Conflict, Dialogue, Exposition, Falling Action, Mood, Moral, Narrator, Plot, Protagonist, Resolution, Rising Action, Setting, Theme, and Tone. This engaging activity can be used as either an initial formative assessment of students’ understanding of these elements or as a component of a more formal assessment after teaching. The activity includes the puzzle (with a separate word bank for scaffolding), an answer key, and a handout with terms and definitions. Have fun!