Elements of Fiction Minilesson | Plot, Setting, Characters, Conflict, & Theme


Launch your fiction unit STRESS-FREE with this Elements of Fiction minilesson! The ready-to-use slideshow and paired interactive notes will walk your students through the elements of plot, conflict, characters, setting, and theme. This easy-to-use resource offers a quick and easy way to refresh students’ skills with reading literature.


This Elements of Fiction Minilesson Reviews:

  • Characters (Static, Dynamic, Flat, Round)
  • Setting (Time, Place, Mood)
  • Conflict (Man vs. Man, Man vs. Self, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Society)
  • Plot Diagram
  • Theme
  • Point of View (1st Person, 2nd Person, 3rd Person Limited, 3rd Person Omniscient)

Use this story elements minilesson to launch your Fictional Literature unit or review essential skills for reading fiction with your remedial/intervention class.

👩‍🏫 You’ll appreciate the visually appealing AND editable slide deck as well as the coordinating posters that you can display throughout your unit. 

🧑‍🎓 Your students will love the interactive notes that go hand-in-hand with the presentation. Both printable and digital versions are included!



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rhea said, “This was perfect for our review of elements of fiction.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Girl Doodles said, “These have been very helpful! My students love having these notebook pages to refer back to.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kelly said, “I used this resource alongside our first novel study for the year.  It was perfect!  The notes were not overwhelming, the students loved the layout of the notes, and it covered all of the main elements we planned to cover throughout the story.  I taught this over the course of a couple of weeks as we practiced each element after we took notes.  Then we related it back to the story we were reading before we moved on to the next element.  I felt as thought the kids were able to grasp each concept, and now they have a great set of notes to refer back to with each novel we read.  Thank you for sharing this resource.”


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.10

RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.10

RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, RL.7.10


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