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3rd Grade - Story Elements


Define and identify setting and characters, including main and minor characters. 0301.8.8

Links verified on 12/24/2014

  1. Bio Cube - This tool allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think
  2. Cartoon Fill-ins - Create your own cartoon by filling in the form
  3. Children's Stories, courtesy of Whootie Owl - Select your category of stories and read a story. Students can write story elements to discuss as whole class. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  4. Plot Diagram - The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think
  5. Reading Comprehension stories - interactive quizzes online for 2 stories
  6. Setting Match - match the setting with the place.
  7. Setting Match - match the time of day with the setting.
  8. Story Elements - on-line interactive lesson - could be used for whole class activity. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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