Last week we read Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon this week in class. We are using this story to start focusing on story elements. We concentrated on just character and setting for this story.
First, we created a flap book to compare & contrast Henry & Mudge.
Click on the picture above to get your copy of the flap book. I copied the lines on the inside for the kids, but you can skip that step if you want.
Then we talked about setting.
Before we talked about the setting, I read When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant and we talked about the setting of that book. The setting in this book and Henry & Mudge are so easy, but I wanted the kids to really focus on the clues that help determine the setting. This also helps them provide evidence for their answer, which they will need to be able to do later on.
The idea for the graphic organizer I made for the setting is right out of our Trophies book ~ I just prettied it up. I didn't put a title on it so it can easily be used for any story. You can grab that one too if you click on it.
Linking up with Darling Little Learners for Show and Tell Wednesday!