The Setting When and where the story takes place. Where did the story take place? • How long ago was it? • What time of day was it? How important is the setting? • Is the setting a very important part of the story or could it have happened anywhere? • Discuss how the story may change if it was set somewhere else. Is it familiar? • Is the setting somewhere that is familiar to you, like a place you have been to? • Or is it unfamiliar? A place you have never been. Was the setting interesting? • What else would you like to know about the setting? Visual Images • In your mind, can you see a really clear picture of where the story is set? • Describe it. • Which words or phrases help you to see this visual image in your mind? Your opinion • What did you like • Explain how well about this setting? you think the author did at • What did you dislike describing the about it? setting.