Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Elements of Fiction Student Reference—Grades 5-8

Grade Levels
Resource Type
Common Core Standards
Product Rating
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

356 KB|5 pages
Product Description
When using fiction texts for teaching, it is important for the students to understand fictional elements. This is a sheet with the five elements of fiction: characters, setting, plot, point of view, and theme, which supplies definitions, examples, and other related terms.

After teaching the elements, these terms should become part of literary discussions and work well when embedded into reading assessments. As you are teaching literary elements, you might want to choose a short story that focus on one particular element. For example, London’s “To Build a Fire” is a wonderful story to illuminate the use of plot complications; Bambara’s “Raymond’s Run” helps a reader understand characterization; Bradbury’s “All Summer in a Day” delivers clear themes. To cover point of view, you might like to show students the clip from Jaws where it is July 4th weekend and all are on the alert for the great white. The camera takes shots from the beach, from underwater, from a boat, and from a helicopter—different perspectives.

***If you like this, look for my sheets with literary elements and figurative language-sound devices.***

Carolann Reznick~Literacy Rigor

The original purchaser is granted the right to photocopy use or display the material for his/her educational use without imitation. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system in order to provide use to another person without express written permission from the author and publisher unless additional licenses or group licenses have been purchased.
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report Copyright Infringement
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Digital Download
Add one to cart



Digital Download
Add one to cart
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up