When the setting of a narrative story is explicitly stated, students can usually identify when and where the story takes place. However, sometimes the setting of a story is implied. When the setting of a story is not directly stated, students have to draw conclusions and make inferences to figure out when and where the story take place.
This practice sheet gives students the opportunity to determine the when and where of four story excerpts. They must use clues to identify the setting for each excerpt. Several possible answers are given. Students should be prepared to explain why they selected their answers by providing evidence from the texts.