Let's read Sheila Rae the Brave together twice. First, just enjoy the story. When I read it a second time, try to identify where we are throughout the story on one of the following images...
What is revealed about the character and the setting in the introduction? Do you notice how the tension builds during the rising action? Did you catch the climax? How fast was the resolution? What was wrapped up?
Introducing the Problem or Conflict:
"Students will understand and be able to reproduce the shape of a story and the four story elements in a story of their own creation."