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Story Elements an Early Elementary Lesson


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a lesson about the elements of story

Story Elements an Early Elementary Lesson

  1. 1. Story Elements An Early Elementary Lesson By Frances Palmateer
  2. 2. What are story elements? Story elements are the important parts of a story.When we pay attention to the story elements it helps usto learn all we can about a story.
  3. 3. There are five story elements characters setting problem solution moral or theme Images from Microsoft clipart
  4. 4. Let’s look ateach elementto learn aboutit.
  5. 5. CharactersCharacters are the people in the story.
  6. 6. Characters They can also be objects that act like people.Characters canalso be animals.
  7. 7. Examples of Character• From Cinderella Step Cinderella sisters Fairy The prince godmother
  8. 8. SettingThe setting is where and when the story takes place.
  9. 9. Where the story takes place Cottage in the Enchanted forest woods junglefarm Big City
  10. 10. When the story takes placeLong Ago In the future Now
  11. 11. ProblemThe problem is the situation that the characters are facing in the story.
  12. 12. Problems in StoriesSolving a mystery fears Being poor Getting in trouble facing evil
  13. 13. SolutionThe solution is how the characters solve their problem.
  14. 14. Solutions in Stories Doing theGoing to rightthe ball thing Finishing the task Catching the Facing your bad person fears
  15. 15. Moral or ThemeThe moral or theme is the idea that the runs through the story. It often teaches a lesson
  16. 16. Examples of Themes and MoralsDreams can come true True love Hard work pays off conquers all Good defeats evil Be true to yourself
  17. 17. Now that you knowthe 5 story elements:characters, setting,problem, solution,and theme, don’tforget to look forthem when you read. Happy reading!
  18. 18. References• Images on slides 1,2,3,4,8,11,13,17, the prince on slide 7 and the witch on slide 12 are from Microsoft Office Clip Art © 2006 Microsoft Corporation• Images on slides 5 and 6 courtesy of Frances Palmateer• All other images from Print Master Platinum 18.1 by Broderbund ©2010 Encore Software, Inc.