Literary Devices Student Reference—Grades 5-8

Literary Devices Student Reference—Grades 5-8
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This document has a variety of literary terms that students should know in order for them to appreciate the fiction that they are reading. The terms range from the easy to the difficult, and I have included many examples. I put these terms on a separate document from the elements of fiction because I want students to know that all works of fiction will have characters, a plot, a theme, a point of view, and a setting, yet not all works of fiction will have irony or a flashback or contrast, for example.

Hint: As you point out/review these terms with students, record them on poster paper and hang the poster where the students can see the terms. Of course, when you administer reading quizzes, you will need to cover the poster or take it down for the day. I like to use the poster size Post-it paper. The adhesive is strong but does not damage the walls when removed.


***If you like this, look for my sheets with elements of fiction and figurative language-sound devices.***

Carolann Reznick~Literacy Rigor

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