_________ ________ _______ _______ TEKS: LA; 5.1A, 5.3A, 5.9A, 5.8B, 5.12G,
(Date Used) 5.12H, 5.12I, 5.12J, 5.25D,
Elements of a Story
Objective: The student will be able to define and recognize the elements of a story.
Book of Choice i.e. The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring
White board & markers
Question sheet & pencils
Read a book aloud to the class.
Discuss the main elements of the story using a white board. Draw a web or chart with the
following 5 headings; Character - Setting - Problem or conflict - Plot - Theme
Have students brainstorm and write on the web/chart their ideas.
Ask students if they have ever had a problem like the main character. If there is no positive
response, give them an example from your memory. Then ask again.
On a prepared sheet of paper ask the students to briefly answer the 4 questions. (see attached)
After you have given them adequate time to write their answers, ask several to share what they
wrote and further discuss. There are no right or wrong answers.
Closure/Evaluation: Review the web/chart on the board for the meanings of the 5 elements
of a story.
Comments: You may want the students to check out a book of choice and follow up with a
description of the elements and how they relate to their story.
See also: Prepared questions attached.
Submitted by: Terri Kelly