When students have to fill in "setting," I never fail to hear: "What does setting mean?" no matter how many times we have studied/addressed it. I created this page so that when students forget (yes, it happens) or they need to be independent, I can say, "Look at your literary elements page." This flexible printable can be used for REFERENCE with story maps, reading logs, or simply for taking notes on binder paper! Whether students are just being introduced to the concepts, need a refresher, or need a reference page for independent activities, this page defines each element (setting, character, problem/goal, resolution, and theme) and there are guiding questions and suggestions about what to notate about!
Designed for multiple-uses, multi-use. Students/teachers choose the texts. **Note, this page is part of my product: Summarizing Fiction!
-students can notate directly onto the guide
-teachers can have students "add" to the elements in the form of additional definitions/guiding questions
-use with shorter/longer texts
-use as reference during a reading lesson/activity
-use as reference for writing a summary
-use as a page in lit.circles/book clubs or during independent reading/SSR/stations/centers
-use for whole class/small group or remediation
-use in ANY area of language arts
-use to supplement ANY reading/writing program
-use to supplement short stories/narratives in teacher-purchased books or online resources
IT won't be used once or in any one way!