Teach students to identify the challenges that take place in a given story. Use class posters to introduce the topic. I love posting the "I can" statement. I notice my students refer to what they can do when its presented in a kid friendly way. After reading a given story that presents a specific challenge, use printable worksheets to "draw about it" and "write about it". I used the writing portion as a quick formative assessment. My students loved it, yours will too!