Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--literary elements. The student recognizes and analyzes literary elements within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse literary texts. The student is expected to:
- (1) infer the theme of a work, distinguishing theme
- (A) explain the relationships among the major and minor characters;
- (B) analyze plot elements, including the sequence of events, the conflict, and the resolution; and
- (C) explain the influence of the setting on the plot.
Narrative Plot Structure Template
A template for students to use when planning the plot structure of a narrative text.
Free Character Traits List
Teach your students to analyze characters more effectively by providing them with a list of character traits.
Story Map Template
A template to use when exploring or planning a narrative story.
Crabbing at Night – Comprehension Worksheet
A comprehension worksheet paired with a narrative text.
Parts of a Story - Story Elements Workbook
Explore the different elements of a narrative story with this student mini workbook.
Character Emotions Worksheet
A worksheet to use when teaching students about characters and how to make inferences.
Finding the Theme Worksheet
Identify and explain the theme in 3 short story paragraphs provided in this worksheet.
Character Traits, Motivations, and Feelings Worksheet
Use the Character Traits and Motivations Worksheet to help students analyze characters in literary texts.
Grade 3 Daily Warm-Up – PowerPoint 1
A 68-slide PowerPoint presentation containing a variety of quick warm-up activities.
Literature Task Cards
A set of 30 literature tasks to assist your students with examining and responding to literature.
Grade 3 Daily Warm-Up – PowerPoint 2
A 64-slide PowerPoint presentation containing a variety of quick warm-up activities.
Character Traits Graphic Organizer
Describe the most notable mental and moral qualities of a real or fictional person.
Character Development Worksheet
Describe how characters in a story develop in response to major events and challenges with our 3-page Character Development lesson review worksheet.
Character Analysis: New Year's Activity
Practice inferring how a character would ring in the new year with this 7-activity booklet.
Grade 3 Magazine - What's Buzzing? (Issue 1)
A beautifully designed, 24-page reading magazine specifically written for Grade 3 students.
Narrative Plot Structure Diagram
A plot diagram for students to refer to when planning narrative writing.
Character Development – Fakebook Page Worksheet
Use research and creative writing skills to design a social media profile for fiction or nonfiction persons.
Read and Roll - Comprehension Dice Game
A fun reading comprehension game to play after reading a fictional text.
Book Report Pennant Banner Template
A superhero-inspired book report pennant banner template.
Imagine This! Story Template
A template to use as a fun writing activity.
A fun reading activity to help students discover books they enjoy.
Book Character Profile - Stage and Curtains
A fun character profile worksheet set on a theater stage.
Setting-Plot Relationship Worksheet
A worksheet that explores the connections between setting and plot.
Literary Element Task Cards - Upper Elementary
A set of 14 task cards for upper elementary students to use after reading a fiction text.
Literary Element Task Cards - Primary Grades
A set of 12 task cards for primary students to use after reading a picture book.
Novel Study - How Thinking Changes Worksheet
Examine how events in a novel can change the main character's thinking with this one-page worksheet.
Grade 3 Magazine - "What's Buzzing?" (Issue 1) Task Cards
A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with issue 1 of Teach Starter's Grade 3 magazine.
International Women's Day Gender Ground Rules – Task Cards
A set of task cards to be paired with the International Women's Day comic 'Gender Ground Rules'.
Comic – Team Trials: Success Celebrators – Comprehension Worksheet
A comprehension worksheet for a comic about the importance of good sportsmanship and celebrating the success of others.
Reading Comprehension Worksheets-King Midas and the Golden Touch Google Interactive and Printable Resources
Review and practice multiple reading skills using the text “King Midas and the Golden Touch” with these digital and print resources.
Elements of Plot Teaching Presentation
Teach them to your students with a Plot Elements Teaching presentation.
Character Analysis Task Cards
Use these task cards to practice analyzing characters within any fictional text.