Got Elements? Story Fundamentals



This lesson will introduce students to the basic elements of a story. They will break down story structure by viewing animated shorts, recreating an existing story, and finally developing their own. Along with learning about story structure they will also practice writing skills and complete an original short story for an animation of their own. The final story will require proper grammar and story elements.

Lesson Time

Instructional Time
50 Minutes
Student Activity Time
90 Minutes
Closure and Reflection
50 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • The student will understand the basic sequence and structure of a story.
  • The student will be able to identify the elements of a story.
  • The student will be able to successfully writte a short story of their own.

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