This unit includes a backwards design unit plan on "Story Elements". It includes lesson ideas for 3 weeks of teaching character, setting, events (problem and solution), and retelling. The packet also includes a performance task, an assessment, rubrics, and recording sheets for students to use while reading. The unit uses 1st grade Common Core standards but could be adapted to Kindergarten or 2nd grade.
RL.1.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
RL.1.3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
RL.1.7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.