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Identifying Characters & Setting— Let’s Practice!

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Let Goopaw help you practice identifying the characters and setting in a story!

Transcript Identifying Characters & Setting— Let’s Practice!

Goopaw says get ready to practice, "Identifying Characters and Setting." A character is a person, animal, creature, or thing that plays an important part in a story. Stories can have one or many characters! The setting where a story takes place. Stories can also have one or many settings! Let's try to pick out the characters or setting in the examples below! Here is the first example. Is the toad a character or setting in the story? The toad is a character because she is an important creature in the story. Let's look at another example. Is the beach a character or setting in the story? The beach is the setting in the story because it is where the story takes place. Here is the next example. Is the library a character or setting in the story? The library is the setting in the story because it is where the story takes place. Here is the last example. Is the king a character or setting in the story? The king is a character in the story because he is an important person in the story. Goopaw had so much fun practicing with you today! See you next time!

Identifying Characters & Setting— Let’s Practice! exercise

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  • What are characters and settings?

    Hints

    Here is an example of a character.

    This is an example of a setting.

    This is an example of a character.

    Solution

    A character is a person, animal, creature or thing that plays an important part in a story.

    A setting is where a story takes place, such as a forest or a castle.

  • Is it a character or a setting?

    Hints

    Snow White is the main person in this story.

    Remember, the setting is where the story takes place. A story can have more than one setting.

    Solution

    In this story, Snow White and the Witch are both characters.

    The setting includes a forest and a cottage.

  • Where are the characters?

    Hints

    This is an example of a character.

    This is an example of a setting.

    Check your spellings carefully:

    • character
    • setting

    Solution

    In this image, the Prince and the King are the characters.

    The castle wall shows the setting.

  • Decide whether each word is a character or setting.

    Hints

    Remember, the setting is where the story takes place. A story can have more than one setting.

    A character is a person, animal, creature or thing that plays an important part in a story.

    Solution

    The correct answers are shown in this table.

  • Decide if it is a character or a setting.

    Hints

    A character is a person, animal, creature or thing that plays an imporant part in a story.

    A setting is a place where a story happens.

    Here we can see the setting is the iceberg and the characters are the penguins.

    Solution
    • The characters are: the wizard, the dragon, the mouse and Red Riding Hood.
    • The settings are: the funfair and the palace.
  • What are the stories about?

    Hints

    A character is a person, animal, creature or thing that plays an important part in a story.

    A setting is where a story takes place, such as a forest or a castle.

    Solution
    • This story is about a detective in a library. The setting is the library and the character is the detective.
    • The action in this story happens when a toad casts some magic in a pond. The character is the toad and the setting is the pond.
    • In this story, a boy goes to the beach and meets a mermaid. They swim in the sea. The characters are the boy and the mermaid and the settings are the beach and the sea.