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Plot & Setting

3rd Grade

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 3.8.C

analyze plot elements, including the sequence of events, the conflict, and the resolution; and

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 3.8.D

explain the influence of the setting on the plot.

Florida - Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking: ELA.3.R.1.1

Explain how one or more characters develop throughout the plot in a literary text.

3rd Grade Reading - Plot & Setting Lesson


The setting of a story is the time and place in which the events happen.

pictures of different settings       

The setting affects the plot of a story.

When reading, ask yourself —
  • How does the time and place of the story affect how a character behaves or reacts to certain events?

  • Would things happen differently in another time and place?

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