Identifying Literary Elements Activity


How to teach Literary Elements

Using Identifying Literary Elements Activity, students find examples of text features and story elements to build their reading comprehension.

Story Elements are the most important pieces of a book. Being able to determine the literary elements in a poem will help your students to figure out the meaning of the story.

Choose a poem, a play, and a story. Next, fill in the provided literary elements cards with details from the literary pieces that seem the most fitting. Then, cut them out and sort them into piles, depending on what kind of writing they describe best.

Other resources to use with this Identifying Literary Elements Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about Story Elements.

Use this Story Elements Reading Graphic Organizer as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by listening to the Have Fun Teaching Story Elements Song. Next, students share ideas about what they know about Story Elements. Then, students complete the activity independently or with a partner. Finally, students share about the story elements in the book that they have read. Students can continue their practice by recording examples of character, setting, and major events in other books that they have read.

Be sure to check out more Story Elements Worksheets.

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