Students will be able to explain the key elements of a fictional text.
Students will be able to explain the key elements of a fictional text with verbs using a story map and paragraph frame for support.
Get out a familiar picture book that the students have heard read aloud previously in class. Using the cover to activate prior knowledge, ask students to think about the following questions:
Who are the characters in the story?
What is the setting of the story?
What is the plot of the story?
Ask students to do a think-pair-share with their elbow partner. Next, provide brief, student-friendly definitions of character, setting, and plot. Tell students that these are all examples of elements of a fictional text. Briefly review the difference between fiction and nonfiction, referring to books in the classroom library as necessary.