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3rd Grade Literary Elements

A person in a story

It refers to the time and place which the events of a story take place.

Sequence of events in a story.

Is the order in which things happen in a story. Clue words to look for are first, next, and last.

a part of the story that needs to be considered,solved, or answered.

how the characters solve their problem

drawing conclusions
combining what you know and what you read to come up with an idea

author’s purpose
the reason an author writes a story: what are the three reasons for an author to write something?

finding out how two or more things are alike or similar

finding out how two or more things are different

A person, thing or event that makes something happen

A change that is a result of an action or other cause


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