Heluhelu Pu Kakou!



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Let’s Read Together

Elements of Story Structure Chart





Element


Description


Sample


Characters:

Who was the story was about?



Kekoa the young boy, Kekai the great fisherman




Setting:

Where and when did the story happen?



During the day at Hapuna Beach




Goal:

What was the main character trying to do?


Kekoa wanted to become a great fisherman like his father




Problem:

Why the main character(s) took certain actions.


Kekoa prayed to Kanaloa




Plot or Action:

What happened to the main character and why?


Kekoa was swept into the ocean by a wave


Solution:

How was the problem solved? How the story ended?


The fish helped Kekoa and floated him to shore




Theme:

What are the ideas or lessons of the story?


Every good deed deserves a reward



Source: The list of elements is drawn from Baumann and Bergeron (1993), Morrow (1996), and Pressley et al. (1990).

Language Arts – Elements of Story Structure


Kukui Malama Grant -Funded by the Native Hawaiian Education Act, USDOE – DRAFT ONLY




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