This review includes a matching term/definition activity for a group review of elements of fiction, as well as a plot diagram (editable) for groups to fill out together. Also included is an answer key, in-depth teaching instructions, student instructions to project (editable), and an absent version (editable).
This activity is my intro to an elements of fiction & suspense unit. When my 8th graders come to me, they usually know the basic elements of plot; however, there are some terms we learn during this unit that are new for them (e.g. dramatic irony). This activity is mostly review, but it does preview a few new terms, which works for me as a pre-assessment.
Rationale: In order to really delve into the core (especially RL.8.1-3) students need a basic understanding and vocabulary of plot elements.