Students will interactively apply the elements of a story using this tic-tac-toe grid. After reading a story, students use the grid to answer comprehension and evaluative questions about the story they just read. Teachers can use this tic-tac-toe for many different stories while engaging students with a variety of partners. Students will learn about other reader's perspectives and evaluate their own ideas about stories. The choice of different questions allows students to work at their interest level; however, working with other partners teaches them how to answer challenging questions they might not otherwise "try."