Use this lesson to teach your students to identify story elements and compare them to another text's story elements. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Comparing Texts by the Same Author* lesson.
Students will be able to compare and contrast two stories written by the same author.
Students will be able to identify story elements in two texts with key vocabulary using sentence frames.
Ask students to share what comes to mind when they think about a book or a movie they know well. Allow them to talk to a partner before sharing with the whole class. Guide students to the conclusion that the characters, setting, problem, and solution come to mind. These are called the story elements and they stand out because they are the most important parts of a fictional text.
Go over the learning objective by reading it aloud and having students repeat it.