Problems and Solutions in Fiction

Contributor: Jessica Buch. Lesson ID: 10177

"What's the problem?" Ever hear that? Actually, problems make for good stories. Every story has a problem and solution. Familiar story videos and charts teach about problems and solutions in fiction!



learning style
personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


What do most stories include? A problem! When there's a problem, the author usually creates a solution for the characters.

For example, in the story of Cinderella, what was her problem? She had a lot of them, so there's more than one correct answer! How were her problems solved?

In this lesson, you'll learn to identify the problem and solution in a short fiction book about a young artist.

Every story you read has a problem and a solution!

That's what makes reading interesting, right? Do you know the story of Rapunzel? If you've never read or heard the story of Rapunzel, watch RAPUNZEL Kids Story | Fairy Tales Bedtime Stories for Kids before continuing on, listening for the problem(s):


What was the problem in the story of Rapunzel? She was stuck in a tower!

Are you familiar with the story of Robin Hood? What was the problem in Robin Hood? He wanted to help poor people, so he kept stealing from the greedy king.

Now, listen to Robin Hood - Disney Story and think about what the problem is. He has a problem and comes up with a solution for his problem. Listen to the story below:


Continue on to the Got It? section to work on Robin's problem.

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