This is a great activity to have your students complete once they have read a story or text. The story analysis sheet has students demonstrate their understanding of the elements of a story (characters, setting, plot, etc.), demonstrate their ability to summarize the events of a story succinctly, identify and justify the author’s message, and illustrate a powerful image from the story. With some scaffolded teaching, this sheet can be a useful tool for your students to demonstrate their understanding of a text.
***The story analysis is made for 11 x 17 paper. Two copies of the sheet have been included, 1 with U.S. spellings and 1 with English spellings.***
The Story Analysis contains the following sections:
1. Section for – identifying story title, author, illustrator, the setting (when and where), a list of characters, and illustrations of the characters.
2. Colour/color the rating you give the book section – Students must rate the book on a scale of 1 – 10. 1 being ‘The worst thing I have ever read’, and 10 being – The best thing I have ever read.
3. I would/would not recommend this book to a friend, because…… section - Have students justify and give specific reasons why they would/would not recommend this book to a friend.
4. Let’s take a look at the Plot (What happens in the story) section
5. Let’s think about the Author’s Message section
6. Mental Image section
Story Analysis Sheet
by Clare Haagensen
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