# Understanding Setting From Illustrations and Words

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Understanding Setting From Illustrations and Words
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.7

## Basics on the topicUnderstanding Setting From Illustrations and Words

How can we use illustrations to understand the setting in a story?

Illustrators often give us information about a story in the pictures that they draw. We can use this to understand the setting.

A setting can be where, when, and even at what time something happens in a story. We can find these clues in the pictures that the illustrator draws!

Comment below what the setting you are in!

## Understanding Setting From Illustrations and Words exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Understanding Setting From Illustrations and Words.
• ### What is the setting of this picture?

Hints

Look for clues in the picture that show you what the setting is.

Look at the sun in the picture. Is it day or nighttime?

Look at what the characters are wearing in the picture. Are they warm or cold?

Solution

This picture shows the setting of the beach in the summer. The characters are wearing bathing suits, which means it is hot out, they are sitting in the sand by the ocean, and the palm trees are green.

• ### What time of day does each setting show?

Hints

Look at if it is light or dark out to help you find whether it is nighttime or daytime.

Look at what the characters are doing in the image to help you determine what time of day it is.

At sunset, the sky changes to many different colors.

Solution
• Day: The sun is out and the sky is still bright so it is daytime.
• Sunset: The sky is a purple and orange color because the sun is setting.
• Night: It is dark out and you can only see the girl in the streetlight.
• Morning: The sun is rising on a farm.
• ### What is the setting of these pictures?

Hints

Look at the time, place, and even season to determine the setting.

Check to see if the sky shows you what time of day it is in the picture.

Solution
• The desert: There are some sandy hills and nothing else can be seen in the picture.
• The amusement park at night: The sky is dark and the picture shows two characters on a roller coaster.
• The park during the day: There is concrete and trees, two characters are playing hopscotch together, and the sky is bright.
• The kitchen: There is a stove and the two characters are baking cookies together.
• ### What is the same and what is different in each setting?

Hints

It is nighttime in both settings.

Look at the location of each setting.

Solution

Same:

• The time of day is nighttime in both settings.
• The main characters are Zayd the dragon and Ari the rabbit in both settings.
Different:
• The place is different because one setting happens in the city, and one happens in the forest.
• What the characters are doing are different because different activities are happening in both settings.

• ### Which image shows the setting of a bedroom?

Hints

A bedroom usually has a place to sleep.

The setting can be a place or even a season.

Solution

This image shows the setting of a bedroom because there is a bed and someone waking up.

• ### Choose the setting that best matches the description.

Hints

Which images take place during the day?

Find the picture with the fall trees.

Solution

In this setting, there is a small cabin outside, the trees are changing different colors because it is fall, and the time is during the day because it is still light outside.