Setting the Setting for a Story with Madeline!

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10285

Your home is bright and sunny. The castle is dark and gloomy. The beach is sandy and hot. The Eiffel Tower's in Paris. What do these places have in common? Have fun learning about settings of stories!

categories

Comprehension

subject
Reading
learning style
Visual
personality style
Otter
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Your home is bright and sunny. The castle is dark and gloomy. The beach is sandy and hot. The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris. What do these places have in common? What do they have to do with reading? Let’s explore!

The setting is where and when the story takes place.

Stories can take place in more than one setting.

Setting is not only about where the story takes place, but also the time or time period and environment.

Understanding and describing the setting of a story can make you a better reader. In this lesson, you will explore how to find the setting of stories and books.

  1. Read Three Elements of Setting Development from ReadWriteThink to help you understand place, time, and environment in a story. Your parent or teacher may need to read you some of the words in the document. Print the document to use in Step #2 below.
  1. Watch Identify the time period of a story using illustrations and text clues | LearnZillion below (It helps to know The Story of The Three Bears.):

Think about the examples from The Story of the Three Bears. Use the Graphic Organizer - Setting to draw and label an example of each of the elements of setting (place, time, and environment) from the story. Download the Graphic Organizer from Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.

  1. Read along and listen to Madeline Read Aloud, Ludwig Bemelmans, author (below). As you follow along, fill in the place, time, and environment on the Graphic Organizer – Setting. You can use text and illustrations on the graphic organizer. For example, you might draw the Eiffel Tower to represent Paris. You will also have more than one answer in each category. A suggested answer key can be found on the Graphic Organizer – Setting Answer Key (Downloadable Resources).

 

When you have completed the organizer, continue on to the Got It? section to examine a book and write your own!

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