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Story Critical Elements

Kylene Reed
January 19, 2022

henry1-1The foundation of narrative writing and  literary analysis starts with identifying story critical elements. This lesson can be done with any book you are using in your classroom!

This month, one of our second grade teachers used this lesson on identifying the critical elements in the story Henry's Freedom Box- which I am sure that many of you are already reading in your classrooms. This lesson is an extension of just simply identifying the elements. Students are now connecting those story elements to how the plot of the book evolves and using the sentence starters from your guide to write about it.  I have included the Google Slides that I made for the lesson. It has the template for this book as well as a generic one that you can make your own for any narrative book you are reading! If you are all digital, there is also a digital version that students can type directly on the slide. I have also included the PDF sentence starters from the HUB guide for quick and easy access! I hope you can all use this:) File_000 (4)

Click the images below to download this lesson to use in your own classroom. Remember, you can teach this with any books that are coming up in your lesson plans!

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Please be sure to post pictures of your samples on my Facebook group- Love to Write and Read All-Day. It is how we are able to share ideas with each other! 

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