Story Elements In the book CorduroyMs. KennallySecond GradeMarch 7, 2014
What is a character? • A person, animal, or imaginary creature in your story • Who are the characters in Corduroy? • Corduroy, the little girl Lisa, and her mother
What is the setting? • Where the story takes place • What is the setting in Corduroy? • The toy department of a big store
What is a plot? • Tells the actions and events that take place in your story • What is the plot in Corduroy? • A bear lived in a department store and waited for someone to buy him. A girl wanted him, but her mom said he had lost a button so Corduroy went looking for it. The girl came back for Corduroy with her piggy bank money and bought him.
What is genre? • A particular type of literature • What is the genre of the book Corduroy? • Fiction
What is the beginning of the story? • The characters and the setting • What happens at the beginning of Corduroy? • We meet Corduroy, see the department store, and the girl and her mom come to the store.
What is the middle of the story? • The actions that occur after the characters and setting are introduced and before the story wraps up • What happens in the middle of Corduroy? • The girl’s mom says she can’t but Corduroy because he is missing a button. They leave and Corduroy looks for it, but is taken back to the shelf.
What is the end of a story? • When it wraps up and everything comes together • What happens at the end of Corduroy? • The girl buys Corduroy with her piggy bank money, takes him home, sews on a button, and gives him a hug.
Now we know the elements of a story! For other ideas to use with the book Corduroy such as vocabulary, spelling tests, and homework sheets go to Open court resources and Teachers’ net