These flashcards are used when reading and teaching the students the story elements. I have some I use on a ring so when we are listening to a story or I am reading the class shows the card when the setting changes, a character is introduced, hear a key detail, hear a problem/ solution.
I have another set that we use when we are going over story structure. The students lay them out as they happen. Then we can create our own story with the same structure or retell it with the cards.