I am a story and book lover! Here are some story charts I have created for Level 1 students to use in our book review assignment. ( I am also adding some picture books that can be used with younger students.) My goal is to give them knowledge and understanding of story structure. Once they have a firm grasp of story structure, writing about literature is no longer a mystery or a terror.
All stories are composed of five basic elements: Characters, Setting, Conflict, Plot, and Theme. Even though CONFLICT, CHARACTERS, and SETTING are story elements in their own right, they also appear in the PLOT. See “Understanding the Story Charts” for an explanation of each of the elements. Also, here is a Story Chart Key that you can print to use along with the Story Charts.
NEW! A sheet of 4 bookmarks explaining the Elements of Literature! The bookmarks are ready to print on high quality cardstock on the vivid color setting. Best results will be obtained on a photo-quality printer.