Describing Story Events


In our Describing Story Events lesson plan, students will use key details to describe a story’s characters, settings, and significant events. They will tell how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. Finally, they will illustrate a story’s overall structure, including how the beginning introduces the story and how the ending concludes the action (graphic organizer).

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Are you looking for a fun and engaging lesson plan to help your students develop their understanding of story events? Look no further than our Describing Story Events lesson plan! This comprehensive plan is designed to help your students master the skills of recognizing key details and describing how characters interact with events and challenges in a story.

Students will learn to identify the most important elements of a story including characters, settings, and significant events, and then use those details to accurately describe the story. Not only that, but they’ll be able to think critically about the narrative arc of a story, from how the beginning introduces the action to how the conclusion brings it to a close. We even provide a graphic organizer to help your students visualize the story structure!

So what are you waiting for? Give your students the critical literacy skills they need to become master storytellers with our Describing Story Events lesson plan!

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1st Grade, 2nd Grade



State Educational Standards


Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.