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Teaching Story Elements & A WONDER Freebie!

This anchor chart displays the elements of a story in a unique way. The puzzle piece visual helps the students see that all parts fit to make a good story. Often the plot is just labeled "plot" in these types of charts, so I like how this one has the additional information about problem, key events, and solution added in.

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Teaching story elements can get monotonous and boring over time for our kiddos so I try and make it fun! As a culminating assessment, practice, or just review throughout the year, I use Disney Pixar Shorts to practice these story elements. The kiddos LOVE practicing this way, and really seem to grasp the concepts better with videos.

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How to use Pixar Short Films to quickly master Plot. 10 highly engaging short films to study plot and the story elements. “Burn-E” “Day & Night” “Dug’s Special Mission” “For the Birds” “Geri’s Game” “Knick Knack” “Lifted” “Partly Cloudy” “Presto” “Tin Toy” Enjoy the Pixar Short Films Study!

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