Setting - Story Elements Task Cards

Setting - Story Elements Task Cards
Setting - Story Elements Task Cards
Setting - Story Elements Task Cards
Setting - Story Elements Task Cards
Setting - Story Elements Task Cards
Setting - Story Elements Task Cards
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  1. This package of story elements task cards includes four sets - for the four major story elements: characterization, setting, plot and conflict, and theme. Each set contains thirty large cards with a variety of activities designed for middle school and upper elementary language arts or reading clas
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This is a set of thirty task cards for practicing the story element of setting. Students use close reading and look for text based evidence to determine details of a story's setting. A good variety of activities make these cards appealing to students and allow them to really understand the concept of setting and see how it adds to a story.

Here are some of the activities included:

- identify the time, place, and duration from a passage

- list the clues to setting in a passage

- write a story based on a pictured setting

- answer setting questions

- recall stories read with particular types of settings

- infer the time and place from an image

- find settings of a map

- complete a setting chart

- identify the setting in news articles

All three elements of setting are addressed - place, time, and duration. Also, both fiction and non-fiction examples are included to give students practice using setting information to enhance reading comprehension with various types of readings.

These cards are a large, half-page size with more content per card than many smaller task cards as well as illustrations designed for middle school and upper elementary kids. The variety of activities makes them perfect for differentiating with students of different abilities and students who work at different rates. The cards work well for individual or group work, and for review activities, class games like Scoot or Footloose, or quick assessments.

Included with this set is a blank answer sheet for students to fill in their answers.

Also included is a list of suggestions for ways to use task cards and a list of suggestions for easy differentiation with task cards.

Delving into one story elements such as setting is a great way to help students develop their reading comprehension as well as their own writing skills. The cards support the Reading Anchor Standards and the Reading: Literature Standards.

For more task cards, on story elements and other language arts topics, see: Task Cards.

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Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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22 pages
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