• Record of Reading – This 14 page graphic organizer focuses on the elements of story—characterization, conflict, mood, plot, point of view, setting, theme and tone. After reading the definition and example of each element, students are asked to provide specific information about the element in the story they read. The completed organizer can be used for collaborative discussions, writing tasks, projects, presentations and tests. For example, after completing a Record of Reading for two pieces of literature, students can use the information to guide them in writing a comparison/contrast essay. A one-page glossary of literary elements is also included. Questions on the elements of story follow the glossary. These questions are designed to encourage critical thinking and collaborative discussion about the story. An example of a question is “How do specific lines of dialogue reveal the main character’s traits? Cite examples and explain their significance in the character’s development.”
These are other products that focus on the elements of story and can be used for any short story, novel or play.