With mastery of Common Core standards so critical, we can all benefit from a renewed focus on literary elements such as character, setting, and plot. Sequencing of events and identifying cause and effect are critical skills throughout the elementary years.
These SIX graphic organizers/activity sheets include one for the "W" questions as well as a storyboard. They come with instructions and tips as well as correlations to Common Core Language Arts standards. Students complete them during reading and then use them to guide discussions and writing. There are also instructions on how to transition to student-made graphic organizers, so you can save those trees!
Designed for 3rd, 4th, and 5th, many of these pages can be adapted for 1st and 2nd as well.