Read a passage from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Students then use the pencil tool to underline or highlight the words and phrases that describe the setting. Repeat this exercise with a passage from Anton Chekhov’s The Schoolmistress. Next, review what the plot of a story is and discuss how the setting can greatly impact a story’s plot by providing foreshadowing, flashbacks, and creating conflicts. Have students discuss what a story would be like in different settings like New York City in 1820 and the Rocky Mountains in 2022. Present students with a general story idea. Then students will spin the spinner to land on a setting, and discuss how this story would be different in each setting. Students then think of a conflict that could naturally occur in different settings like at a middle school dance or on a ship.