These story-telling strings can be used by kindergarten, first grade, and second grade teachers and students to identify story elements and recount important events from a story. Children can also use the story-telling string to plan out their own narrative stories for writing.
Story Element Cards include:
Title, Author, Illustrator
Problem or Challenge
Conclusion or Final Action
Characters' Feelings, Central Message, or Moral
Related Common Core ELA Standards include:
Reading Standards for Literature:
RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
RL.K.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
W.K.3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
W.1.3 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
W.2.3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.