Characters, Settings, and Events Print and Digital Unit

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Your students will love this print and digital Characters, Settings, and Events Unit! With 8 practice passages, 32 character task cards, two foldables, over 20 graphic organizers, a poster, and activities, you have plenty of materials to scaffold learning and to keep your students fully engaged!

It includes: (Print and Digital)

8 Passages

32 Character Traits Task Cards

Somebody….Wanted….But….So….Then…. Poster

List of Character Traits (2 pages)

Graphic Organizers:

FAST Characterization

Character Comic Strip

Character Quilt

Character Postcards

Character Trait Superhero

Character Trait Portrait

Character Profile

Character Circle Map

Inside Outside Character Analysis

Compare and Contrast Characters

Character Traits and Evidence from the Text

Character Traits and Proof from the Text

Characterization Changing Event

Character Traits from Beginning, Middle and Ending

Character Cinquain Poem and Example/Directions Page

Venn Diagram to Compare Characters

Setting Search

What a Difference Setting Makes

Inside Outside Settings

Story Map Foldable

Story Map

Plot Line Matching

Plot Foldable

Compare and Contrast Story Elements

Summarize the Main Events

Summarize the Events and Make Connections

Answer Keys

Teacher Notes

Teacher Notes for Digital with LINKS

SAVE MORE and GET MORE with the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!!! (Click Here) It has 10 key reading units that cover many 4th and 5th reading standards and ALL are print AND digital!

Here are the Print and Digital units included in the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!

Main Idea

Characters, Settings, and Events: Story Elements

Compare and Contrast

Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose

Text Evidence

Inferences Using Informational Text

Inferences Using Literature


Cause and Effect

Informational Text Structures

Why you'll love this resource:

  • There are a variety of formats included from passages, to activities, 32 characters task cards, a mentor text list, graphic organizers, story maps, a poetry page, and more!

  • The entire unit is print and digital and works well in the classroom, for homeschool, or for distance learning.

  • The materials are all engaging and fun!

  • All of the materials are easy to prep for the busy teacher!

  • The character task cards help develop vocabulary and include a variety of character traits!

  • It may be used in a number of ways from guided reading, to reader's workshop, independent work, literacy centers, exit slips, homework, whole class games, test prep, and more!!!

I do have some reading units that were specifically made for Google Classroom also work well in other top educational platforms.

3rd Grade Digital Reading Unit: Characters Settings and Events

4th Grade Digital Reading Unit: Characters Settings and Events

5th Grade Digital Reading Unit: Characters Settings and Events

Also, I do want to suggest a great set of reading games that would go well with this reading unit. There is a game for EACH READING STANDARD!!! It comes in a set of 10 for fiction, a set of 10 for nonfiction, or a bundle of 20 reading games specifically for 3rd grades or for 4th and 5th grades!

10 Fiction Reading Games for 3rd Grade

10 Nonfiction Reading Games for 3rd Grade

20 Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Games Bundle for 3rd Grade

10 Fiction Reading Games for 4th and 5th Grades

10 Nonfiction Reading Games for 4th and 5th Grades

20 Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Games Bundle for 4th and 5th Grades

If you're looking for more Character Traits practice, here are a few resources you might like. They may be used for centers, whole class, test prep, or for one on one:

Character Traits Game (for 3rd grade) FREE!

Character Traits Game (for 4th and 5th grades)

Famous American Character Traits Task Cards (for 3rd - 5th grades)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).


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