Characters, Settings, and Events for 3rd - 5th Grade | Story Elements

Characters, Settings, and Events for 3rd - 5th Grade | Story Elements
Characters, Settings, and Events for 3rd - 5th Grade | Story Elements
Characters, Settings, and Events for 3rd - 5th Grade | Story Elements
Characters, Settings, and Events for 3rd - 5th Grade | Story Elements
Characters, Settings, and Events for 3rd - 5th Grade | Story Elements
Characters, Settings, and Events for 3rd - 5th Grade | Story Elements
Characters, Settings, and Events for 3rd - 5th Grade | Story Elements
Characters, Settings, and Events for 3rd - 5th Grade | Story Elements
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Characters, Settings, and Events is a 68 page complete unit with 8 practice passages, 32 task cards, two foldables, loads of graphic organizers, a poster, and activities to keep your students fully engaged! This resource will provide your students with lots of practice identifying story elements, in a variety of formats.

Specifically it includes:

8 Passages and Keys

32 Task Cards with short character focused stories (and a Student Record Sheet and Key)

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

List of Character Traits (2 pages)

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

Somebody…Wanted…But….So…Then

Plot Line Matching

Plot Foldable

Compare and Contrast Story Elements

Summarize the Main Events

Summarize the Events and Make Connections

Detailed Teacher Notes (6 pages!)

This unit is jam-packed with lots of fun activities! Whether you use them as a whole class, in a small group setting, for centers or even as homework, your students will gain so much of a better understanding of basic story elements like characters, setting and of course the plot.

The graphic organizers are awesome because they can be used with any story, novel or even with the basal reader. I especially love the Character Traits Comic Strip, which allows kids to show their creative sides. The Cinquain Poem is fun too and I always think it's great when you can tie in writing to whatever you're doing with reading.

The 32 task cards included are really fun. Students will be able to practice making inferences as they read a short story and piece together the clues to identify the main character's personality traits. I am crazy about task cards and think they're especially fun to use as a "scoot" type of activity where kids walk around the room figuring out task cards in a scavenger hunt type of process. They love the movement involved and I really like it when they work with a partner so they can collaborate on their answers.

I do love literature, so this unit is definitely one of my favorites! One of the best things about it is that there are so many different formats included in this unit, that you can spend weeks on focusing on characters, settings and events and never use the same thing twice. Plus, the activities are so kid friendly, I just know your class will have a good time with it and will learn a lot in the process.


If your students need more practice with Character Traits, I created a reading game (for 4th and 5th Grades but a 3rd Grade version will be coming soon) which might be helpful:

Character Traits Game


The Character Traits Game may be purchased separately, but is also included in a 10 Game Fiction Bundle:

Fiction Reading Games Bundle



Or a 20 Game Reading Bundle:

Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Games Bundle



Finally, if you like my work, I would love for you to follow me by clicking on the green star at the top of the page.


Thanks so much!
Jenn


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