Effective stories have similar structures, and an author has a lot of different ways to present information to the reader, from narrative voice to well-rounded characterization to effective imagery to… etc. This collection of activity sheets will introduce your students to structuring a story correctly, as well as defining some of the terms used when discussing literature. Answer keys have been provided where necessary, but note that in some cases, answers will vary by student.
Project idea: When adapting stories into movies, sometimes the structure changes. Have your students compare a movie and book to identify these changes, and discuss whether they are more, less, or as effective.