Story Elements

Our Story Elements lesson plan enhances student reading comprehension by teaching students the key elements of a story. Students complete story elements charts as a part of this lesson in order to solidify their understanding of the lesson material.

Our Story Elements lesson plan introduces students to the various elements that are found in stories. Identifying story elements is a crucial skill for comprehension, retelling, summarizing, and synopsis. It will be a foundational skill that will be used for the rest of a student’s academic career for any literary text. In particular, understanding a problem and solution will provide students with a gateway to understanding various forms of conflict (character vs. character, character vs. nature, character vs. self, etc.) and the progression of a story (denouement, rising action, climax, resolution, etc.). During this lesson, students are asked to complete story elements charts for a book of their choice in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to independently identify story elements including characters, setting, problem, and solution. Students will be able to state a purpose for identifying story elements.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1

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subject

Reading

grade-level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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    BF
    04/17/2020
    Brittany F.
    US US

    Story Elements

    Liked the short read passage but had all the elements for a good story

    SO
    11/27/2019
    Sonya O.
    US US

    Great Lessons

    I used a lesson from this site and the students really seemed to enjoy the activity. Will use again!

    IS
    11/24/2019
    iman s.
    US US

    Step by Step

    This provides a great introduction. Very detailed! And includes excellent resources and links.

    BP
    01/07/2018
    Beverly P.
    US

    Story Elements

    I loved the activity, it was very easy to understand and provided excellent details.