Characters, Settings, and Events for 3rd – 5th Grades Print and Digital

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Besides lots of passages and a set of 32 task cards, you’ll love all of the graphic organizers in this print and digital Characters, Settings, and Events unit. It’s a fun way for kids to learn story elements!


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Your students will love this print and digital Characters, Settings, and Events Unit! With 8 practice passages, 32 character task cards, two foldables, over 20 graphic organizers, a poster, and activities, you have plenty of materials to scaffold learning and to keep your students fully engaged!

It includes: (Print and Digital)
8 Passages
32 Character Traits Task Cards
Somebody….Wanted….But….So….Then…. Poster
List of Character Traits (2 pages)
Graphic Organizers:
FAST Characterization
Character Comic Strip
Character Quilt
Character Postcards
Character Trait Superhero
Character Trait Portrait
Character Profile
Character Circle Map
Inside Outside Character Analysis
Compare and Contrast Characters
Character Traits and Evidence from the Text
Character Traits and Proof from the Text
Characterization Changing Event
Character Traits from Beginning, Middle and Ending
Character Cinquain Poem and Example/Directions Page
Venn Diagram to Compare Characters
Setting Search
What a Difference Setting Makes
Inside Outside Settings
Story Map Foldable
Story Map
Plot Line Matching
Plot Foldable
Compare and Contrast Story Elements
Summarize the Main Events
Summarize the Events and Make Connections
Answer Keys
Teacher Notes
Teacher Notes for Digital with LINKS


SAVE MORE and GET MORE with the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!!! (Click Here) It has 10 key reading units that cover many 4th and 5th reading standards and ALL are print AND digital!


Here are the Print and Digital units included in the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!
Main Idea
Characters, Settings, and Events: Story Elements
Compare and Contrast
Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose
Text Evidence
Inferences Using Informational Text
Inferences Using Literature
Cause and Effect
Informational Text Structures


Why you’ll love this resource:

  • There are a variety of formats included from passages, to activities, 32 characters task cards, a mentor text list, graphic organizers, story maps, a poetry page, and more!
  • The entire unit is print and digital and works well in the classroom, for homeschool, or for distance learning.
  • The materials are all engaging and fun!
  • All of the materials are easy to prep for the busy teacher!
  • The character task cards help develop vocabulary and include a variety of character traits!
  • It may be used in a number of ways from guided reading, to reader’s workshop, independent work, literacy centers, exit slips, homework, whole class games, test prep, and more!!!


I do have some reading units that were specifically made for Google Classroom also work well in other top educational platforms.
3rd Grade Digital Reading Unit: Characters Settings and Events
4th Grade Digital Reading Unit: Characters Settings and Events
5th Grade Digital Reading Unit: Characters Settings and Events


Also, I do want to suggest a great set of reading centers that would go well with this reading unit. There is a game for EACH READING STANDARD!!! It comes in a set of 10 for fiction, a set of 10 for nonfiction, or a bundle of 20 reading centers specifically for 3rd grades or for 4th and 5th grades!
10 Fiction Reading Centers for 3rd Grade
10 Nonfiction Reading Centers for 3rd Grade
20 Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Centers – Yearlong Bundle for 3rd Grade

10 Fiction Reading Centers for 4th and 5th Grades
10 Nonfiction Reading Centers for 4th and 5th Grades
20 Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Centers – Yearlong Bundle for 4th and 5th Grades


If you’re looking for more Character Traits practice, here are a few resources you might like. They may be used for centers, whole class, test prep, or for one on one:
Character Traits Center (for 3rd grade) FREE!
Character Traits Center (for 4th and 5th grades)
Famous American Character Traits Task Cards (for 3rd – 5th grades)



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