Literature: Story Elements for Upper Grades
These sites provide resources about story elements targeted to upper elementary students. Learn about story elements and sub elements. Includes examples, literacy terms, interactive exercises, and graphic organizers. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Writing: Character Traits and Literature: Irony.
Short Story Elements
Learn about elements of a short story and their sub elements.
Story Elements Web
This 1-page PDF file is a story element chart.
What Make a Good Short Story?
Learn about what makes a good short story regarding plot, point of view, character, setting, and theme.
Interactives: Elements of a Story
Learn about story elements and test your skills through an interactive online story.
ReadWriteThink: Literacy Elements Map
This is an interactive organizer for recording story elements about character, conflict, resolution, and setting.
Use this 1-page PDF file graphic organizer to record plot elements.
This 1-page PDF file provides an online tool and ideas to separate a mystery into six distinct elements to help students see how a writer constructs a mystery. Click on a URL on the top of a page to go to "Mystery Cube" tool.
Common Elements of Fairy Tales
Read a list of common elements of fairy tales from 1-page PDF file.
ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plan: Developing Story Structure with Paper-Bag Skits
This lesson plan provides activities that help students understand story structure and story elements.
Scholastic: Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension
Scroll down to find a list of graphic organizers for story elements such as character analysis, plot, setting, and sequence.
Quia: Short Story Elements
Practice about elements of story through matching games, concentration games, word search, and flashcards.
Quia: Short Story Elements Exercises
Find out how much you understand about terms used in story elements through exercises.
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: Irony
What is irony? Students can learn about the different types of irony using these web sites. Teachers can explore lesson plans on irony. Included are eThemes on literature themes and reading in the content area.
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