I find that putting the elements of a narrative into a graphic organizer truly helps the students understand how the elements work together to make a story.
I used this document throughout our narrative unit. As part of their Book Club assignment, they had to complete elements of this organizer as we went along reading. It really helped them relate what they were reading to the elements of a narrative to make sense of it all!
The document is one page. The following elements are organized along a story arc:
Below the arc are three addition boxes:
Characters (Protagonist, Antagonist, and Supporting)