In this paper, a peridynamics-based finite element method (Peri-FEM) is proposed for the quasi-static fracture analysis, which is of the consistent computational framework with the classical finite element method (FEM). First, the integral domain of the peridynamics is reconstructed, and a new type of element called peridynamic element (PE) is defined. Although PEs are generated by the continuous elements (CEs) of classical FEM, they do not affect each other. Then the spatial discretization is performed based on PEs and CEs, and the linear equations about the nodal displacement are established according to the principle of minimum potential energy. Besides, the cracks are characterized as the degradation of the mechanical properties of PEs. Finally, the validity of the proposed method is demonstrated through numerical examples.