Learning Story Elements
ED 205 -01
• Getting Ready For Story time
• Parts of a Story
-Using a Story Web
• Where the Wild Things Are
• Identify Parts of the Story
• About the Author
Getting Ready For Story Time
• What do you need?
–The worksheet I have handed
Parts of A Story
Has anyone ever made a Peanut Butter and Jelly
How do you make it?
Lets watch this video to think about it
Just like how you make and eat this Sandwich, stories
have different parts and go in a certain order to help
make everything perfect! Those are Parts of a Story!
Today we will be reading the story Where the Wild
Things Are to help us identify the parts of a story!
To Help us keep track of the different parts of a
story we use something called a
A story web is a map that helps us break up the different parts
of a story by filling in blanks. We will be using one today to
help us with the parts of Where The Wild Things Are
It Looks Like this..
My big dog
First thing you need..
• The Author writes the story • The Illustrator draws the
• His or her name is usually pictures
found on the first page or • Their name is also found on
on the cover the first page or on the
• Usually says Written By, or cover
just their name so you • Usually Says Illustrated by..
know who wrote it
• What are main characters?
– People or creatures that are important to the
They are talked about and described the most.
Ex. In Cinderella who is the most important?
Or how about in The Cat and The Hat?
Its Its easy when you think about it!
• The Setting is where the story takes place
Or in other words where is it happening
For instance is the story on a beach? At your
house? In a far away kingdom or planet?
What are some other ideas?
• Conflict what makes the story
• It can be a problem or a situation that the
character(s) have to work through.
• It can be as simple as an argument with
friends, losing your puppy
The conflict doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it can
be about learning, solving a problem, or
anything else that makes the story move
Can you think of any ideas? Ex. The Cat came to
town, Dorothy needed to see the wizard.
• The Plot is how the Author arranges the
story. It is the sequence of events and
happenings that make the story what it is.
• Just like when we watched the sandwich
video things had to go in a certain order
• Example. In Goldilocks and the Three Bears, if the
bears would have found her in their bed right
away, the story would end right on the first page!
What Do You Think?
• ( write your answers ( or draw) into your story
• Who were the main Characters?
• Where did the story take place? ( the setting)
• Did Max have any conflicts?
• What do you think the plot of the story was?
What else did you like about the story?
All About Me
• My Name is Chelsea Bashore. I am a English
(focusing on Language Arts) Major with an
emphasis in Elementary Education. I enjoy
reading, volunteering in local schools,
spending time with my friends and family, and
getting involved with my community.
Someday I hope to become a reading
specialist to help kids with the same reading
problems I had as a kid.