Character, setting, problem and solution (the bundle!)

 I’m quickly swinging by to let you know that the character, setting, and problem/solution packets can now be easily found in one big bundle!

Story Elements Bundle

Below you’ll find a detailed explanation of each of the packets.

This resource tackles the big question: What is a Character?

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With the help of this packet, your students will become gurus at describing the outside (appearance) and inside (words, actions, and feelings) of a character. I designed and differentiated this packet so that all students can be successful when completing these activities. 

In order to help students understand these terms, they will first learn about adjectives through a five senses taste test (lesson plan is included). This concrete activity will help prepare them for when they go to describe the outside and inside of a character.

In this character resource you will find:


-Three engaging lesson plans – Lesson 1:  What is a Character? Lesson 2: Outside of a Character (Appearance) and Lesson 3: Inside of a Character (Words, Actions, and Feelings)

-anchor charts (which define: characters, appearance, words, action, feelings, adjectives, and the five senses)

-8 short stories (two versions are available in order to meet the needs of diverse learners)

-differentiated graphic organizers (many different options for you to choose from)

-many extension activities (create your own character, write all about you using adjectives)

This resource tackles the big question: What Is Setting In a Story?

Setting Cover

Students will learn all about the importance of setting in stories through this engaging and captivating packet!

In this setting resource you will find:

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– a special letter and 10 setting photographs from a world traveler (Students will identify the setting in each photograph.)

– Storybook Travel Journal (Students will “travel” to different settings in books and record what they see using their “Storybook Travel Journal.”)

– Draw and Write activity sheets (Only the character is in the picture, so students have to draw a setting and write a story to match the character.)

-Read and Draw (Students will read the short text and then draw a setting to match the text. This is a great way to get students to visualize!)

-See the Setting Picture Cards: Have students work in pairs. Give each student 1 sheet of blank paper. Student 1 will describe the setting on the card (they are NOT to show their partner the card) by saying, “I see ____, I see _____.”  Student 2 is to draw a picture based on Student 1’s descriptions. Then, after Student 2 finishes drawing, Student 1 can reveal the card. This is an excellent way to show how important details and descriptions are in stories.

This resource tackles the big question: How Can I Identify the Problem and Solution In Stories?


Students receive a special letter from “The Problem Detectives” asking if they would like to join “The Problem Detective Club.” In order to join, students must first do some detective work by identifying the problem and solution to four case files. If students can successfully solve each problem, they can become members of the club by receiving a “Certificate of Membership.”

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In this problem and solution resource you will find:

-Step-by-Step Lesson Plan (with objective)
-Problem and Solution Explanation Posters
-Problem and Solution Book Suggestions and Correlating Worksheets/Graphic Organizers
-“Wanted” Poster (explaining how to become a member of the club)
-A Special Letter from “The Problem Detectives”
-4 Unique Case Files (each case has a different problem)
-Observation Recording Sheets (where students record the problem and solution)
-Extension Activities (additional case files, write about your own problem/solution, match the problem to the solution)

Click on any of the images above to grab the bundle. The bundle is discounted!

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