Characters, Setting and Events in Fiction Texts Resources

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Elements of Fairy Tales
Elements of Fairy Tales
Lesson Plan
Elements of Fairy Tales
Use this lesson to help students identify the elements of a fictional text while gaining more knowledge about parts of speech. Use as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for Fairy Tales: Identifying Story Elements.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Characters Change Just Like We Do
Characters Change Just Like We Do
Lesson Plan
Characters Change Just Like We Do
Change is inevitable, even for story characters! In this lesson, your students will determine how a character changes throughout a story by focusing on the character’s dialogue and actions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Book Characters
Book Characters
Worksheet
Book Characters
If your child is writing his first book report, help him get a handle on the characters in his book.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Traits: Making Inferences
Character Traits: Making Inferences
Worksheet
Character Traits: Making Inferences
Kids hunt for clues about a character's traits with this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Worksheet
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Everyone loves this silly classic! Read the poem, then answer a question at the end.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Traits in Fairy Tales
Character Traits in Fairy Tales
Lesson Plan
Character Traits in Fairy Tales
As your learners identify physical and internal character traits, make sure they provide evidence. Use this as a stand alone lesson, or as a pre-lesson for the <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/fairy-tales-character-traits/" target="_blank">Fairy Tales: Character Traits</a> lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fill in the Story
Fill in the Story
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Fill in the Story
Become a storyteller with this fun reading comprehension activity! Use your creativity to fill in the story where it's missing text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin
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How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin
Give your beginning reader a fun way to practice reading comprehension with a classic story: "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin," by Rudyard Kipling.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Scary Fairy Tales
Scary Fairy Tales
Workbook
Scary Fairy Tales
Practice reading comprehension with a wide variety of world tales, some famous and some little-known. The book shines a light on supernatural stories, monstrous myths, and terrifying true-life tales.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Map
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Map
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Map
Fill in this story map to organize the details of the Jack and the Beanstalk story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
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"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
Give your young readers some practice building their reading comprehension skills with the beloved story of The Three Little Pigs! Students will consider protagonists, antagonists, and character dynamics with this version of the classic story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Text Connections
Making Text Connections
Lesson Plan
Making Text Connections
This lesson helps your students practice making text connections so they can write about their reading. It can be taught on its own or serve as a precursor to the Reading Response Letters lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Cause & Effect: What's the Cause?
Cause & Effect: What's the Cause?
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Cause & Effect: What's the Cause?
Help your child become a more thoughtful reader and improve his reading comprehension by focusing on cause and effect.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Scary Story Elements
Scary Story Elements
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Scary Story Elements
In this lesson, students will use conjunctions to compare and contrast scary stories. It can be taught independently or used as a pre-lesson to Using Story Elements to Compare and Contrast Fiction Texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Discovering Character Traits
Discovering Character Traits
Lesson Plan
Discovering Character Traits
This lesson will have your EL students exploring characters' dialogue and actions to determine their personality traits! Use it on its own or as a support lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Lesson Plan
Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Pretending to be someone else is so much fun! In this hilarious lesson, students will get to take on the persona of a book character as they practice their question and answer skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Secret Garden Characters
The Secret Garden Characters
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The Secret Garden Characters
Explore characters in literature by extracting clues from this paragraph about one of the main Secret Garden characters: Miss Mary Lennox.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Happened?
What Happened?
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What Happened?
Help your students' story telling abilities grow with this lesson that helps them recount what happened in a story and has them point out key details.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Lesson Plan
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Romeo and Juliet for Kids
Romeo and Juliet for Kids
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Romeo and Juliet for Kids
Get a great introduction to one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, Romeo and Juliet. This abridged version is perfect for young readers.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Peter Pan and Neverland
Peter Pan and Neverland
Workbook
Peter Pan and Neverland
Kids can fly by character analysis, comparative reading and writing, that revolves around a fun chapter of a classic book. Follow the Darlings toward Neverland on the way to improved reading skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Men of Myth
Men of Myth
Workbook
Men of Myth
This workbook takes a snapshot of select heroes from Norse and Irish-Celtic stories: Thor and Cu Chullain. Their exciting deeds give kids noteworthy reading, writing and critical thinking practice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Cool Bookmarks 1
Cool Bookmarks 1
Worksheet
Cool Bookmarks 1
Add some fun to the old-fashioned placeholder with this bookmark! Your child answers a few questions and makes the bookmark, and the experience, all her own!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
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Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Use this winter-themed Reader’s Theater script to engage your readers as they practice reading fluently. Then challenge them with reading comprehension questions about the characters and events.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Paper Dolls
Character Paper Dolls
Worksheet
Character Paper Dolls
After independent reading, check in to see how students are understanding what they read. Having students make character paper dolls is a fun way to assess their comprehension and bring the story to life!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Characters, Setting and Events in Fiction Texts Resources

Students will discover the importance of characters, settings, and events in text through these resources. Short blocks of text followed by comprehensive questions help teach your student what to look for in text and why it is important. Lesson plans and activities make the lesson complete and unforgettable. Get more practice with our answering questions with evidence resources.

Characters, Setting, and Events in Fiction Texts Resources

Characters, setting, and events all work together to form great stories. Characters drive the story forward while the setting sets the entire atmosphere and tone to a story. Characters and setting interact to create events. Throughout elementary education, young learners will investigate these elements of narrative writing.

Character Changes Order is a printable worksheet that looks at how people in a story change over time. Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution is an assignment on how characters overcome (or don't overcome) a challenge. There are also many lesson plans that examine character, setting, and events. Identifying Character Traits looks at textual evidence to support a claim behind determining a person's nature and personality. There are plenty of printable workbooks that include a multitude of worksheets, prompts, and other lessons. Students will have a strong sense of how these features of storytelling interact with one another to create an engaging read to the very last page with Education.com's tools on characters, setting, and events in fiction texts.