Teaching Story Elements- includes a matching freebie for interactive notebooks!

Teaching Story Elements & A WONDER Freebie!

Roll & Retell:  Fun way to discuss a story.  Link goes to PDF printable on Google Drive.  Thanks Fun-in-First blog!

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. Using the dice to decide the open ended question will keep the students interested and thinking about the literature elements.

FREEBIE - Story Elements Graphic Organizer!

Use this as a way to easily assess your student& understanding of the elements in a story they are reading. Please rate this product! Fonts by Hello Fonts

"Ormie" by Arc Productions - Fabulous little movie for teaching story elements, including plot . . . don't forget THEME!  Fill in anchor chart with this short for character, setting, theme (all of which have been pretaught).  USE SWB . . . graphic org?  Explore plot together, rewatch and complete graphic for plot; fill in anchor chart.

"Ormie" by Arc Productions - Fabulous little movie for teaching story elements, including plot . Fill in anchor chart with this short for character, setting, theme

Eclectic Educating: Five Finger Retell!

Five Finger Retell! Retelling is a great comprehension strategy in reading. This allows the student to know the important things to state in a retelling of a story. And, relating it to their own hand is something a student can remember.

Fourth and Ten: Spring Graphic Organizers Set Two {Try it Before You Buy It} Freebies!

Fourth and Ten: Spring Graphic Organizers Set Two - Story Map Characters, Setting, Problem, Solution {Try it Before You Buy It} Freebies!

Story elements freebie

I have a set of "important diagrams" that could be replicated onto the sticks. Students draw one as they enter class and must explain it to others in the group.

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it. This can be a group activity, where each child does one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.(Pic only/See explanation above)

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it.This can be each child doing one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own. great for bible stories!

Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict

Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict

Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict.I use the diagram a lot for teaching plot structure; this is a great breakdown of the chart.

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