This packet includes five printable worksheets, each with original artwork, that can be used with any book - read aloud, independent reading, or small group reading. The worksheets guide the retelling of the elements of fiction with a different element on each page: character, setting, problem, solution and author’s message. Also included are two printables with Common Core Standards rewritten in ‘kid-friendly’ language.
I have used these for older students to work on individually, in small groups, as a class, and there is space for drawing (for reluctant writers). I use this when I have a guest teacher. I leave a book that we are reading (chapter book) or a picture book, and packets of these worksheets for students to reflect on the story. A quick, easy substitute lesson plan for grades K-4 on days when the flu hits at 2 a.m.!
PLEASE NOTE: Original artwork is 2015 copyright by Kristina Stoneberg, please do not copy it beyond this packet. Thank you!