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Kindergarten Story Elements - Instructional Slides

  • Updated

    Updated:  26 Apr 2023

Introduce your kindergarten and first-grade students to the elements of a story using this interactive Google Slides teaching presentation.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 1

teaching resource

Kindergarten Story Elements - Instructional Slides

  • Updated

    Updated:  26 Apr 2023

Introduce your kindergarten and first-grade students to the elements of a story using this interactive Google Slides teaching presentation.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 1

Introduce your kindergarten and first-grade students to the elements of a story using this interactive Google Slides teaching presentation.

Elements of a Story – Kindergarten Story Element Lesson Plans

If you’re getting ready to teach your primary students story elements such as character, setting, and plot, you’re in the right place! We’ve put together a handy interactive instructional slide deck that is perfect to help your little learners understand the elements of the story in the books they read.

We’ve included multiple interactive and visual guides to help your learners master the art of identifying story elements. Story elements are critical for early literacy instruction. In primary school, the characteristics of a story included in this slide deck are:

Teaching Parts to a Story in Primary Grades

Primary readers need simple explanations and lots of time to practice story elements to increase comprehension. Often, the terms are modified for younger learners, and the parts are taught as 

  • Character
  • Setting
  • Beginning
  • Middle
  • End

Each slide in this story elements activity presents learners with a kid-friendly explanation of the element and familiar visuals to help them connect the term with the concept.  Students will have the opportunity to

  • Identify examples and non-examples of characters
  • Identify examples and non-examples of settings
  • Sequence events in a series to demonstrate the plot

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the Download button to download the Google Slides resource file. 

Since this is designed for young learners, we recommend completing it together on a screen. This slideshow will begin in presentation mode, and visual reminders are embedded to signal points at which you should switch to edit mode for student interactions.


This resource was created by Samantha Rose, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter collaborator.

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