Do your students struggle with the concept of story elements? This is a packet of 4 worksheets to reinforce the concepts of characters, setting, problem, and solution. They have been a big help for my students!
Smarty Pants : Main Idea This is a great, to-the-point anchor chart Can redo for nonfiction. Look at the title and photographs and headings. Use text instead of story. There& not really a main idea in a story.
Roll a story - This game can be used to work on students oral language skills. Students can roll a die in order to provide them with a character, setting and problem for a story. They can then verbally present this story to the class.