Your students will love Story Element Cards! Narrative Story Element cards are used as an instructional strategy for the purpose of helping students understand the structure of fictional text. They can be used during teacher read-aloud, or during Writing Groups. Selected Buddy Partners are given one of the 8 Story Element Cards. During read aloud, or during Writer’s Groups, Buddy Partners then listen for the element listed on their card. This packet includes teacher directions 8 Narrative Story Element Cards as well as a Hook/Lead Story Element Card for those students who are ready to understand and learn how to write a hook, or lead.