10 Graphic Organizers that aid students with the analysis of story elements
Use this with each story your read or with just a few. I like to model how to complete it with our first story of the year, then let student-helpers model how to complete it with the second story of the year, and then by the third story of the year, most students can independently complete the graphic organizers and are quickly approaching mastery of CCSS. ELA. Literacy. RL 7.3 or how to analyze the interactions of story elements.
Examples of how to complete the graphic organizers are provided where needed (some are self-explanatory or similar to a previous graphic organizer in this packet).
The first graphic organizer is a chart for students to complete as they read the story, filling in the key elements of the story (settings, characters, plot, conflict(s), theme(s)). Once completed, students reference this first graphic organizer to help them complete numbers 2-10.
Graphic organizers are used to answer the following questions:
How does setting shape the characters?
How does plot shape the characters?
How does the conflict shape the characters?
How do the characters shape the conflict?
How do the characters shape the plot?
How do the characters shape or contribute to the theme?
How do the settings shape or contribute to the theme?
How does the plot shape the theme?
How does the conflict shape the theme?
Just for fun, you will also want show students the awesome and free story elements video at the following website.