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This story elements resource includes several resources for introducing, teaching, and extending story element skills for 4th and 5th grade.
Since this resource spans 4th and 5th grade, you will notice that it contains a variety of resources for different story elements and varying text levels and lengths.
The following resources are included:
1. Posters/Anchor Charts
2. Graphic Organizers/Foldable Templates
4. Mentor Text Suggestions
5. Two Sets of Passages (see more about the passages below)
6. Four activities for practicing story elements including 16 half-page task cards
Resources for the following skills are included:
•Character Response to Challenge
•Effects of Setting on Plot
•Effects of Setting on Character(s)
•Problem and Solution
•Challenge and Outcome
The resource also touches briefly on comparing and contrasting story elements but not extensively. I plan on creating a new resource specifically for this skill in 2019.
The passages in Set 2 (more about this below) includes printables to allow you to review the following skill (this is not necessary and is an add-on):
•Point of View
There are two sets of passages in this resource. Use both sets or pick and choose the ones that help your students the most.
Set 1: This set includes 10 mentor texts written for these specific story element skills:
1. Describing Characters
2. Character Motivation
3. Character Traits
4. Character Response to Challenge
5. Describing Setting
6. Effects of Setting on Plot
7. Effects of Setting on Character(s)
8. Problem and Solution
9. Challenge and Outcome
10. Plot Structure
This set works well for introducing specific skills, for mini-lessons, re-teaching groups, or very specific skill practice.
Set 2: This set includes six longer in length passages. Each passage includes a summary prompt and a “Basic Story Elements” questions printable that reviews characters, setting, and plot. Each passage also includes 1-3 other printables with other story elements that are found in the story.
For more detailed resources on theme and point of view, check out these:
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