Graphic organizer that allows students to detail important elements of a story, including characters, plot, action, and setting.
See also graphic organizer.
Story maps can be used for clarification while reading a text, or as a review strategy. Story maps are also useful as a pre-writing activity for a book report or student-authored story.
Examples and resources
See Read.Write.Think for a description of the story map, including an online tool for developing story maps as well as lesson plans using this strategy. In addition, Intervention Central has an Advanced Story Map Worksheet to outline central components of a story.