Story Elements Task Card Bundle

Story Elements Task Card Bundle
Story Elements Task Card Bundle
Story Elements Task Card Bundle
Story Elements Task Card Bundle
Story Elements Task Card Bundle
Story Elements Task Card Bundle
Story Elements Task Card Bundle
Story Elements Task Card Bundle
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  1. This set of thirty task cards helps students to really understand the meaning of characterization and use close reading to identify character traits. The activities include: Choosing character traits from a word bankChoosing character traits – multiple choiceDescribing a pictured characterWriting a
  2. This is a set of thirty task cards for practicing the story element of setting. Students use close reading and look for text based evidence to determine details of a story's setting. A good variety of activities make these cards appealing to students and allow them to really understand the concept
  3. This is a set of thirty task cards for practicing the story elements of plot and conflict. Students learn plot and conflict terms and practice outlining the plot of a story in several ways. You can see more sample cards in the preview.These are the plot vocabulary terms included: plotexpositionini
  4. This is a set of thirty task cards for practicing the story element of theme. Students identify themes and practice writing theme statements with a variety of activities to improve their reading comprehension skills.You can see more sample cards in the preview.The activities on the cards - which re
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This package of story elements task cards includes four sets - for the four major story elements: characterization, setting, plot and conflict, and theme. Each set contains thirty large cards with a variety of activities designed for middle school and upper elementary language arts or reading classes.

By working with each story element individually and in a variety of ways, kids learn to really understand the elements that make up a great story. Here are some of the activities that are included in each set:

Characterization Kids

Choosing character traits from a word bank

Choosing character traits – multiple choice

Describing a pictured character

Writing a paragraph

Listing character traits to describe a famous person

Comparing two characters

Completing a character web for a novel character

Drawing a character with certain character traits

Describing static and dynamic characters

Setting the Scene

Identify the time, place, and duration from a passage

List the clues to setting in a passage

Write a story based on a pictured setting

Answer setting questions

Recall stories read with particular types of settings

Infer the time and place from an image

Find settings of a map

Complete a setting chart

Identify the setting in news articles

Plot It Out

The cards address these plot elements:

Exposition

Initiating event

Rising action

Climax

Falling action

Resolution

Conflict

Sequence

Flashback

Foreshadowing

And these types of conflict:

Internal conflict

Man v self

External conflict

Man v man

Man v nature

Man v society

Man v technology

Man v the supernatural

Get the Message

What is the theme of this novel

Theme graphic organizers

Plan a story with this theme

Given a topic, write a theme

Recommend a book

Themes of stories you have read

Fable themes

Which statement is a theme

With a large variety of activities, these cards are easy to use to differentiate instruction in a class with mixed ability and skill levels. They address many of the Common Core objectives for reading literature.

Task cards are great for centers, stations, small groups, and individualized instruction as well as whole class games like Scoot and Footloose.

For more story elements resources, also see Story Elements Slide Presentation and Activities. For more bundles of activities for reading and other language arts skills, see BUNDLES in this store.

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Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
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.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
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