Analyze a story that is both simple and familiar. Can the main character be identified from the title?
Explain that the main character is who or what the story is about. As you begin the story, identify the character(s) that appear at the beginning of the story. Point out if they are human or nonhuman.
Ex. Cinderella, fairy godmother, mice etc.,
Then describe the setting. First focus on the things that can be seen. Why are they there? Then describe the place. What is the day like? Daytime/nighttime, sunny, rainy. Is there a mood/feeling? Is it set in the past, present, or future?
Ex. The ball is in the palace at night. Everyone is dressed in beautiful ball gowns and suits.