Elements of Literature
Expository Writing
What does C.U.P.S stand for?

What is capitalization, usage, punctuation, and spelling?


Name all five elements of the plot diagram.

What is exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution?


What change if any should be made? The brain is wired in such a way that the sense of smell is processed near the centers’ of emotion and memory

A. Insert a comma after way

B. Change is processed to has processed

C. Change centers’ to centers

D. Sentence 18 should not be changed.

What is C? Change centers' to centers.


Who won the Super Bowl last year?

What Tampa Bay Buccaneers?


The first sentence of the essay that grabs the readers' attention.

What is a hook?


What change is needed in this sentence? Before Sally Ride joined NASA in the 1970s, the idea of a woman becoming an astronaut seemed incomprehensable.

What is spelling? Incomprehensable to incomprehensible. 


An object that stands for something else, such as a larger idea.

What is symbolism?


What is your teacher's first name? 

What is Ann? 


What are the four main genres in literature? 

What is Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama, and Poetry?


What is the last sentence in an introductory paragraph called? 

What is Thesis Statement?


What change if needed is in this sentence? Ride saw one of the campaigns advertisements and realized that she met the qualifications, so she applied.

What is punctuation? Delete the comma after qualifications.
The universal lesson, moral, or message the reader should learn from a story.
What is theme?

What change if any should be made in this sentence? The smell of freshly cut grass reminds me of my twelve-year-old self, playing Soccer on Saturday mornings.

F. Insert a comma after grass

G. Change reminds to reminding

H. Change playing to to play

J. Change Soccer to soccer

What is J? Change Soccer to soccer. 


Name this movie based on the song lyrics: 

Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don't care what they're going to say
Let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway

What is Frozen? 


To move smoothly from one topic to the next.

What is a transition?


What change if any should be made in this sentence? When the shuttle broke free of Earth’s atmosphere Ride broke through the country’s highest glass ceiling by becoming the first American woman to fly in space.

What is punctuation? Add a comma after atmosphere.


A non-linear plot structure that goes back in time.

What is flashback?


What change, if any, should be made in this sentence? For example, U.S. scientists use the metric system exclusively; because it provides a standard that is understood worldwide.

F Change use to using

G Delete the semicolon

H Insert a comma after standard

J No change is needed.

What is G? Delete the semi colon.


The art of Japanese paper folding is called this

What is Origami?


When citing an example in your essay, what is the technical term for example? 

What is Concrete Detail?


What change if any needs to be made in sentence 24?(24) After retiring from NASA, Ride becomes a fierce advocate for science education.(25) Focusing on the middle grades and on female students in particular, she wrote books, gave talks, and started programs to promote her cause. 

What is usage? Change becomes to became. 


Name the two subgenres in Drama.

What is Comedy and Tragedy? 


What change, if any, needs to be made in this sentence? The country was one of seventeen nations that signed the 1875 Treaty of the Metre, which increased the accuracy of the metric system and established the International Bureau of weights and measures.

What is capitalization? Change weights and measures to Weights and Measures.


What is the term called when you email your teacher in a professional manner? (This was on your 3rd Weeks Test) 

What is Professional Correspondence? 


What are the components that make up a body paragraph

What is topic sentence, concrete details, commentary, and concluding sentence? 

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