Writing A Story: Character, Setting, and Events by Teacher Chalk Talk is a great way to incorporate creative story writing practice in a balanced literacy program. This packet, geared for beginning writers, provides visual cues for discussing the story elements character, setting, and events in literature and in student writing. Review the story elements, showing and discussing with students the many examples of characters, settings, and events provided. Encourage students to orally share their own story ideas and then write their stories on the provided personalized story sheets. Use in conjunction with Our Story Starters, also by Teacher Chalk Talk, to give students many opportunities to practice writing about characters in various different settings. This is a great visual to use with English learner students and all beginning writers.