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Story Elements Reading Passages

Main story elements include characters, setting (where and when the story takes place), plot (the main conflict in the story that triggers the characters' actions), and theme. Resolution of the plot is also often included as a story element.

(202) Results for Story Elements Reading Passages

The Sly Fox and the Hot Bear

The fox got himself in a quandary. He raced right into quicksand. When an overheated bear happened along, the fox quickly saw h...

352 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

Hansel and Grethel, Part 1

by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm from Grimm's Fairy Stories

Part 1 passage: The Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale “Han...

1,446 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary

The Story of the Three Bears

by L. Leslie Brooke from The Golden Goose Book

“The Three Bears” is a classic fairy tale that has b...

1,190 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

The Story of the Three Little Pigs

by Joseph Jacobs from English Fairy Tales

Perhaps one of the most famous fairy tales of all ti...

974 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 2

by Joseph Jacobs from English Fairy Tales

Part 2 passage: When the gold he took from the ogre...

1,248 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Story Elements

The Elves Take a Vacation

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

After Christmas, Santa’s elves deserve some time off...

1,267 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements, Summary

Cupid’s Broken Glasses

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

It’s Cupid’s job to make people fall in love. When h...

954 Words, 5th-7th Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

Ahiga and the Monster Bear

Ahiga was a young, unassuming boy. Although he had magical powers, he hid it from his village until a monstrous bear threatene...

485 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary

Frostberry Goes North

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

When Frostberry the penguin finds himself sad and lo...

1,228 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Story Elements, Theme

Jack After the Beanstalk

What happened after Jack climbed the famous beanstalk and got his fortune? This story is a follow-up of the classic fairy tale ...

631 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Story Elements, Summary, Theme