I love teaching story elements like characters and settings in first grade. Why are story elements so key at-this age? Well, I have come to realize over the years that if I want to make good writers, learning story elements along the way helps them bloom into wonderful authors. Reading and writing go hand in hand. We know that we can create better readers and writers when we help them dissect the literature and then learn how to apply the same techniques in their own writing and learning.
Characters and Setting- Lesson Ideas
I hang up our anchor chart and we discuss what a character is and look at different characters in our favorite books. We start by saying WHO the story is about.