Cut out this box and place in on the right side of your cereal box.
List the main characters and write a sentence about each one. For example, if you were using the story “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” you might include the following characters:
Charlie Bucket: He is a poor boy who finds the last golden ticket and wins a trip to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
Willy Wonka: He is the lively owner of the chocolate factory who allows six children and a member of their family to spend a day at his magical factory. Setting:
Use complete sentences to tell where the story takes place. You may find that there is more than one setting in the story. For example, if you were using the story “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” you might write:
The beginning of the story takes place in Charlie Bucket’s very small house that he shares with his large family. Once Charlie finds the golden ticket and wins the contest, the rest of the story takes place in Willy Wonka’s amazing chocolate factory.
List the events that take place in the story. The events should be put in chronological order. Remember, you do not have to list EVERY event that takes place in the story. You only need to include the main events.
Describe 2 conflicts that occur in the story. Make sure you tell the reader which type of conflict is occurring, internal conflict or external conflict.
Sum up the theme of the story in one sentence. Remember that the theme of a story does not necessarily include anything specific from the story, it is the lesson or message the author is communicating to the readers.
Point of View:
Tell the reader which point of view the story is being told from, first person or third person. Make sure you tell the reader why, using examples from the story.