* Characters are the people or animals a story is about.
* Setting is the time and place in which a story takes place.
* The plot tells the events that happen in a story. Often a plot includes a problem and a solution.
Nick's New Home
It was a sad day for Rory and Hannah. Their family was moving to an apartment in the city. There was no room for Nick, their red Irish setter. "The city is not place for a dog like Nick," Dad had said. "Nick needs to run and play. He wouldn't be happy in a tiny apartment."
Rory and Hannah knew that Dad was right, but how could they give up Nick? "Nick will think we're leaving him behind," Hannah said. "He'll be sad and lonely."
"Well, we are leaving him behind," Rory said glumly. Just then their pal Deke rode up on his bike. Nick bounded over to Deke to say hello.
"That is a great dog," Deke said as he rubbed Nick behind the ears. "I sure wish I had a dog."
Rory and Hannah looked at each other and smiled. "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" Hannah asked.