Story Elements Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: RL.6-7.3

Core Standard

Most stories are thought to be composed of five basic components: the plot, setting, characters, theme, and conflict. The plot is what the purpose of the actual story is. The plot unfolds in usually three sections: the beginning, the middle, and the end. The setting is where this all takes place. It can be a singular or mixture of a physical place and period of history. The characters are people or entities that are the center of the story. The characters will eventually run into some form of conflict that they must attack head on to find the final element of the story which is the resolution. Conflicts tend to be the driving force behind most forms of work. The theme of any work is the underlying message that the piece is trying to convey to the audience. It can be in form of a morale, belief, or general notion that goes beyond cultural obstacles. You will find a heaping of worksheets in this section that will help students examine and identify various elements of a story.









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