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Parts of a Story - Story Elements Workbook

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 4 pages | Grades: 2 - 4

Explore the different elements of a narrative story with this student mini workbook.

Explore the Elements in a Story – Student Workbook

This printable mini workbook is the perfect resource to use in the classroom when exploring the different elements of a story when focusing on fictional/narrative texts. This story elements activity booklet is designed for use with any narrative or fictional text and makes the perfect summarizing activity for the end of a novel study.

Throughout this mini-book, students will identify the following elements of a story:

  • Explore the different characters in a story.
  • All about the setting of a story.
  • The plot includes the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
  • The theme – and if there was a lesson to be learned.
  • What the problem was in the story.
  • What the solution was in the story.

Each page in the workbook guides students through analyzing each element of literature using question prompts, draw and write responses, and short answer analysis questions.

What are the Elements of a Story?

  • Setting
  • Characters
  • Plot
  • Conflict
  • Resolution
  • Point of View
  • Theme’

Display our Story Elements Poster Set in the classroom for an added visual for your students.

Download & Print 

This resource can be downloaded in black and white in a PDF or Google Slides. Use the Google Slide version to edit specific terms you may use with your students. 

Note: This resource prints 2 workbook pages per sheet. If you run them back to back, each booklet will use three sheets of paper.

This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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