As your students share their writing in class, you can place post-its on the elements that they use. That way, the class can visually track the story, and see how their writing improves as the weeks go on.
I use this every Freewrites Friday. The class practices incorporating these skills into their writing. We use this poster to help keep track their personal strengths and goals in their writing notebooks.
If you print this as a poster, I recommend tiling the pages to a 250% scale and overlap the pages .2 inches. The document can also be printed as a handout for easy reference in the students' writing notebooks.