Story Elements - Activity Sheets and Slide Presentation

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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This resource includes both a Story Elements Activity Sheets Set and the Story Elements PowerPoint Presentation.

The Story Elements Activity Sheet Set is a collection of 15 activity sheets for working with any story. The topics include characters and characterization, setting, plot and sequence, conflict, theme, and mixed story elements.

All of the following are included:

Character Traits Chart

Character Traits List

Character Web

Picture a Character

Character Web and Setting Chart

Setting Illustration

Plot Map

Story Board

Conflicts – Internal or External

Conflicts – Identify the Types

Conflicts – Protagonists and Antagonists

Theme – Aesop’s Fables

Themes in Favorite Stories

Story Elements – Putting It All Together

Story Elements Chart

Story Map

These activities are great for practice or review with the whole class,small groups, or individual students.

The Story Elements PowerPoint introduces and expands on the basic story elements of character and characterization, setting, plot, conflict and resolution, and theme. This PowerPoint presentation explains each concept in a clear and easily understandable way.

Examples in this PowerPoint relate the story elements to well-known literature, and students are invited to think of the story elements in stories that they have read as well. Student activities are included as well as a notebook page for reviewing of all of the story elements at the end.

The activity sheets and the presentation both support a number of the Reading: Literature standards, including standards related to characters, settings and plot events, citing textual evidence, and identifying a theme or central idea.

With a variety of activity sheets and with whole-class practice included in the presentation, this set should work well with a class that includes a variety of ability levels.

For more practice with individual story elements, also see these Story Element Task Cards, and for additional reading skill resources, see: Reading Skills.

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Total Pages
55 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.


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