ELA 3: All About Setting

Today we're learning all about setting...what? The table? Our alarm clocks? Fire to the rain? Oh, no, the setting of a story. That makes way more sense.

3rd GradeLanguage Arts
Elementary and Middle School3rd Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

00:26

All of their stories have multiple settings A story setting

00:29

can be very specific like a particular year in a

00:32

particular place or it could be more general and all

00:34

wooded forest for example although we'd like to see what

00:37

a non wooded forest looks like Okay but why is

00:41

the setting of a story so important The setting provides

00:44

a location for all of the story events to take

00:46

place For example in the last unit we read two

00:49

stories lawn popo and little red riding hood One story

00:53

took place in china and the other one took place

00:55

in a western country Thes stories ended up being significantly

00:58

different mainly because of the setting of the story If

01:01

red had wanted to bring her grandmother all the tea

01:04

in china she would have needed a bigger basket When

01:07

you're reading a story here are some questions you can

01:09

ask yourself So you understand the setting more deeply Where

01:12

does this story take place When does this story take

01:15

place What is the weather like in the story What

01:19

does the environment look like What special details make this

01:22

setting different from other stories Is the setting just a

01:26

nice place to visit or would you want to live

01:27

there Once you understand the whats wheres and whens of

01:30

the setting it should shed a little more light on

01:33

this story's characters their motivations and the obstacles they face

01:36

like if the setting is the sahara desert the characters

01:39

probably aren't afraid of dying of frostbite and they're probably 00:01:42.245 --> [endTime] on the lookout for a passing ice cream truck