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3rd grade
Identifying Problems and Solutions in Fiction
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Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
Lesson Plan
Elements of a Story
In this interactive lesson, your students will learn to identify four elements of a fictional story: characters, setting, problem, and solution.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
We’ve Got a Problem!
We’ve Got a Problem!
Lesson Plan
We’ve Got a Problem!
What’s the problem? Teach your students to identify the problem and solution in a piece of fiction.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 1
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 1
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 1
With these short fiction passages, your students will identify the problems and solutions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution
Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution
Lesson Plan
Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution
If you've ever had something go wrong, you know how it feels to search for a solution! Use this lesson to teach your students to identify problems and solutions in fictional text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Story Rollercoaster
Story Rollercoaster
Worksheet
Story Rollercoaster
Use this fun story rollercoaster template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them consider these who, what, where, why, and how questions as they relate to the plot.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Daily Sub Plan 1
Third Grade Daily Sub Plan 1
Lesson Plan
Third Grade Daily Sub Plan 1
Do you plan on being out of classroom soon? With this thorough sub plan, your classroom's substitute will be prepared to keep your third graders learning in your absence. It includes lessons, worksheets, and activities that cover math word problems, reading and writing skills, and more.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 2
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 2
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 2
Your students will read text to identify the problem, attempt to solve the problem and solution in the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Mountain
Story Mountain
Worksheet
Story Mountain
Use this awesome story mountain template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. Students will use this activity to organize their thoughts about the beginning, problem, climax, solution, and ending of a story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Problem and Solution Summaries
Problem and Solution Summaries
Lesson Plan
Problem and Solution Summaries
Use this lesson to guide your ELs towards identifying and discussing the problem and solution in a story. Teach this lesson as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Traditional Literature: Story Mapping.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
How Do You Solve a Problem?
How Do You Solve a Problem?
Lesson Plan
How Do You Solve a Problem?
Some problems are easy to fix, while some are more complicated. Use this lesson to teach your students to identify the characters’ attempts in a story to solve problems.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Lesson Plan
Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Students will learn how to identify story elements and create a short and sweet summary. They will fill out a graphic organizer and solidify their understanding by creating illustrations to show major plot points that they find themselves!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Worksheet
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Use this graphic organizer to help your students identify the four elements of a fictional story: characters, setting, problem, and solution.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Part 1: Finding the Problem and the Solution with Question Words
Part 1: Finding the Problem and the Solution with Question Words
Worksheet
Part 1: Finding the Problem and the Solution with Question Words
Help your students find the problem and solution by asking the “5Ws + H” questions with this helpful reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Was the Problem?
What Was the Problem?
Lesson Plan
What Was the Problem?
Use this lesson to teach your students to use the correct past tense language when speaking about a story they have read. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Use this resource to organize the different ways a character tries to solve a problem in a fiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Motivated Problem Solver
A Motivated Problem Solver
Worksheet
A Motivated Problem Solver
Use this resource with your students to practice not only identifying the problem and solution in a text, but also the character’s attempts at solving the problem.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Explain the Problem
Explain the Problem
Worksheet
Explain the Problem
Use this resource to help your students identify and explain the problem in a passage using past tense verbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Problem and Solution Bookmark
Problem and Solution Bookmark
Worksheet
Problem and Solution Bookmark
Kids can demonstrate their understanding of what they are reading with this printable bookmark.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Problem & Solution Organizer
Problem & Solution Organizer
Worksheet
Problem & Solution Organizer
Use an open-ended graphic organizer to help your students identify the problem and solution in three stories.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Problem and Solution Summaries
Vocabulary Cards: Problem and Solution Summaries
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Problem and Solution Summaries
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Problem and Solution Summaries.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: What Was the Problem?
Glossary: What Was the Problem?
Worksheet
Glossary: What Was the Problem?
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: What Was the Problem?
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: What Was the Problem?
Vocabulary Cards: What Was the Problem?
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: What Was the Problem?
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: What Was the Problem?
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Part 2: Summarizing the Problem and the Solution with a Paragraph Frame
Part 2: Summarizing the Problem and the Solution with a Paragraph Frame
Worksheet
Part 2: Summarizing the Problem and the Solution with a Paragraph Frame
Help your students summarize the problem and the solution of a story using selected conjunction words and a paragraph frame.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Problem and Solution Summaries
Glossary: Problem and Solution Summaries
Worksheet
Glossary: Problem and Solution Summaries
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Problem and Solution Summaries.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet