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Learners pretend to be statues to show story characters and setting. In this story character and setting lesson plan, students act as statues that depict the characters and setting in the story they are listening to. They create a tableaux of the story elements which include the introduction, problem, and solution.
Students write a rap song to tell the who, what, and where of a story. In this literature lesson, students learn to identify the setting, characters, and plot of a story. Students watch a video and discuss story elements. Then students work in groups to write a rap about these elements of a story.
Alliterative adjective nicknames generate stories inspired by Rosemary Wells' book Noisy Nora (also a thematic complement to any class with children who make a ruckus to get attention). Class members explore basic story elements -- characters, setting, conflict, sequence of events, and resolution -- in Noisy Nora, and employ them in original short stories based on adjectives they brainstorm about themselves. A beautifully integrated exercise, and fun!
Second graders identify the events in a story using story elements. In this story elements activity, 2nd graders review the story elements and read Dav Pilkey's book, Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis. Students practice retelling the story with a partner and organize the story elements into an included graphic organizer.
Examine which syllable is accented in two and three syllable words by completing a worksheet with a partner. They review the process for writing complete answers to comprehension questions using proper paragraph structure. In their answers they describe the setting and the problem. In groups, they complete worksheets about story elements (not included).
Complete a story map about Mrs. Wishy Washy. Your class will read books from the Mrs. Wishy Washy series and pick out the story elements in order to complete their story map. Technology projection devices are recommended. They will discover the elements of a story: character, setting, plot, author, illustrations, etc... while going through a series of lessons.
Second graders identify and describe character, setting, and plot in various stories from picture books and story videos. A Power Point presentation will be used to introduce story elements. Students use picture books and story videos to practice identifying and describing the story elements.
Second graders examine how to decode unfamiliar words in text and identify story elements. As a class, they list and discuss setting, characters, plot, conflict, solution, and story conclusion. In small groups they read a passage, and identify the different story elements.