Today I read is a great way to talk about and explore story elements with your class. Read a book to the whole group or have student's read and report independently. Use one page or put them all together. This packet includes pages for Author, setting, main characters, problems, solutions and even a space for reporting your favorite part. This packet works well for picture books and chapter books alike. Pre-writers will draw while students ready to write have plenty of space to write sentences or label their pictures.