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Story Elements Worksheets – The Fox and the Grapes

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    Updated:  07 Jul 2023

Practise identifying the story characters, settings and main events with this set of worksheets based on a traditional tale.

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

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    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  1 - 2

teaching resource

Story Elements Worksheets – The Fox and the Grapes

  • Updated

    Updated:  07 Jul 2023

Practise identifying the story characters, settings and main events with this set of worksheets based on a traditional tale.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  1 - 2

Practise identifying the story characters, settings and main events with this set of worksheets based on a traditional tale.

Story Elements Worksheets for Lower Primary

When first introducing story elements to young learners, traditional tales (such as fairy tales and fables) make a great choice! They are usually quite short and simple, are easy to follow, and are often familiar to the students. This makes a great springboard to jump from when exploring literary features such as character, setting and plot structure.

This set of four worksheets is based on the traditional tale, The Fox and the Grapes. Each worksheet focuses on a specific narrative element, allowing your students to become more familiar with these features as they identify them in the text provided. The focus of each worksheet is as follows:

  • Worksheet 1 – Students circle the characters in the story, draw the characters and describe the characters.
  • Worksheet 2 – Students underline the words that show the setting, describe the setting and colour the picture that matches the setting.
  • Worksheet 3 – Students write and draw the beginning, middle and end of the story.
  • Worksheet 4 – Students write about the problem and the solution.

Use the worksheets in isolation to focus on a particular story element, or use them as a pack to dive deeper by exploring all the story elements of the featured text.

Multiple Uses for These Elements of a Story Worksheets

This versatile resource can be used in various ways in your early years classroom. Why not try some of the following activities:

  • Whole-class activity (via smartboard)
  • Targeted group activity (for students requiring support)
  • Individual practice (for more-confident readers)
  • Read-at-home activity
  • Summative assessment

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For sustainability purposes, please consider printing these worksheets double-sided.


This resource was created by Samantha Rose, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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