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Reinforcing the Concepts of Plot, Theme & Setting at Home (Part 2 of 4)

Plot, theme and setting are important to the overall understanding of a fictional story. Reinforcing these concepts can be help your children develop a life long love of reading. The plot encompasses the events that occur within a story. When your child is reading, you can assist them to recognize the plot by asking them what has happened in the story. They should be

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Elements of Literature (Part 1 of 4)

As your child is reading a story, whether for pleasure or for school, it is important for them to be able to recognize and respond to questions about the elements of literature. Elements of literature include plot, theme, setting, characterization, conflict, mood, style, tone, and point of view. This series will cover the different elements of literature and activities that you can do at

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Reading Responses with Art

When a child reads a book whether it is fiction or nonfiction, they should respond to what they have read in some way.  A fun way to respond to is through art.  Children will look forward to the pleasure of completing a fun project after they have finished a book or story. Painting the Setting Have your child describe the setting of the book.

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Identify the Setting of a Story

Identify the Setting of a Story Where and when did this story take place?  The answer is the setting of a book or story.  It’s a simple enough question, and yet it can be tricky for children to figure out (especially young children).  You can help your child learn to identify the setting of a story by asking them some simple questions about what

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