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Story Elements - Components of a Story Worksheet Packet

Grade Levels
3rd - 10th, Homeschool
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A 13 page engaging, sometimes humorous packet that teaches students about the elements that make up a story.


- 4 illustrated handouts that cover the following topics:

*Main Components of a Story: Expositon, Complication, Climax, Resolution

*Climax: Rising Action & Falling Action

*Point of View: 1st Person, 3rd Person Limited, 3rd Person Omniscient

*Categories of Conflict: Character Vs. Character, Nature, Society, and Self

- A 2 page list of definitions for all topics mentioned above plus: Indirect & Direct characterization, Foreshadowing, Irony, Dialogue, Protagonist, Antagonist, Setting, Mood, Theme, Narrator

- A 3 page Study Guide for students to write the definitions for each term

- A 2 page handout for finding the story elements of a novel the student/class is reading

- A 2 page handout for finding the story elements of a movie the student/class has viewed
Total Pages
13 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).


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