The setting of the story is the time and place that it occurs. Every story has a setting. The setting helps to create the mood of the story. It influences how readers feel about the text. Here is an example of what I mean.
Being able to identify when and where the story is taking place is a basic reading comprehension skill. Here are a sampling of worksheets to help students practice identifying settings. In each worksheet students read a variety of short texts and then must infer the setting based on close reading. Then they must explain their answers. These worksheets are great practice for determining the setting of a story. I have also included a PowerPoint lesson on setting. This lesson contains definitions, examples, and useful tips. There is also a practice activity after the lesson. I hope that these resources help students master the skill of interpreting literary settings.
I hope that these setting resources help students master this basic reading skill.