Literature: Story Elements
These sites have hands-on activities and graphic organizers to help students understand the different story elements, including plot, setting, and characterization. Also learn about sequencing and cause and effect. There are links to eThemes Resources on character traits, book activities, and graphic organizers.
Interview Book Characters
In this activity, students pretend to be a book's character. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This activity helps students learn about sequencing. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Short Story Elements Quiz
Take this interactive quiz to see how much you know about the parts of a story.
This hands-on activity helps students learn about plot, setting, and characters. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Cause and Effect Activity
This class activity has examples of cause and effect and then has students complete a graphic organizer. NOTE: The site has a link to a guestbook.
Identifying Cause and Effect
Click "Identifying Cause and Effect" to learn more how to identify cause and effect in the reading.
This site has different activities to practice sequencing. Click on the activities at the bottom to read the directions and play the games.
Have students create a graphic organizer similar to this one to describe a character from the book.
This is a PDF file where students can write their own prediction for what is going to happen compared with what actually does happen.
Education Place: Graphic Organizers
Print these different graphic organizers to help students make sense of stories. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
PDF file which is an organizer for chronological events.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Character Traits
These sites focus on character traits and include lists of adjectives that students can use to improve their writing. There are also many activity ideas for having students identify the traits of main characters in stories. Includes lesson plans, graphic organizers, and a link to an eThemes Resource on adjectives.
eThemes Resource: Literature: Book Activities
These hands-on activities can be used to supplement almost any book. Includes class activities to increase reading comprehension and vocabulary. Includes a link to eThemes Resource on story elements.
eThemes Resource: Teaching Tips: Graphic Organizers
These sites have printable and interactive graphic organizers to be used in the classroom. Includes KWL charts, webs, clusters, timelines, outlines, fish diagrams, story maps, comparing charts, cause and effect charts, and more. Some sites explain how and why to use graphic organizers in the classroom.