I remember when I taught, one of the big lessons we worked on with my first and second graders was learning the elements of story. It was a lesson we worked on over and over again. So, when we sat down and were looking at the classic tale of Tom Sawyer, I knew it was a great time to give my kids an elements of story lesson.
Elements of Story lesson supplies
elements of story printable, a nice strong picture book (we used: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer #2: The Best Fence Painter (Easy Reader Classics because we were studying Missouri and this was a great Mark Twain book to read)
Quick note about Tom Sawyer before diving into the elements of story
I’ve always enjoyed his story, but then I always enjoy stories with young scamps in them, or not so young scamps. I like trickster characters………
This may explain the man I married and that awesome grin he has. It probably also explains why I’m amused by my boys crazy antics sometimes.
Well, it’s a cute story that takes that portion of Huck Finn, and makes it into an easy reader.
Future Ticia here, we did watch Tom Sawyer as one of our book and a movie times, and this spring we’re going to read Huck Finn.
Elements of Story Lesson
Good lessons to learn about stories don’t have to be complicated.
In this case, it’s as simple as drawing a picture.
and of course:
As you can see the activity doesn’t have to be complicated. This was completed by kindergarten and preschool kids. It as as simple as reading the story and drawing the elements. We could have added in solution, but this time I opted not to (partially the quick printable I made didn’t have space).
MaryAnne K says
Looks like they even focused on the activity this time!