Story Mapping

Story Mapping

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  • Hi students, today we are going to use Story Mapping based on the recent story that we read.
  • What is Story Mapping?
  • Story Mapping is a way to organize elements of a story.
  • We will work as a class but everyone is going to make their own Story Map.
  • I am going to make mine very colorful when I am done!
  • Mine is going to have a lot of information in it!
  • Story Mapping for students in grades Kindergarten - 2nd
  • Class, let's think back to the story we read and as a group, come up with a lot of important details.
  • Story Mapping is used to organize elements of a story. When students are able to identify characters, the plot, setting, and problem/solution, the students understand and learn the details better. Story Maps | Classroom Strategy. (2017, December 20). Retrieved from
  • Now that we have all of the information we need, let's put together our Story Map!
  • Mine is long with a lot of arrows and details about the story.
  • Wow! I didn't think that I could come up with so much about this story!
  • Our first step to creating our story map is to make a title. Everyone can create any title that they like for their map. Then, start thinking about the different characters and their role in the story. What is their name? Who are they? Are they a main character?
  • Ok class, we have now added everything that we have to put in our map. Great job everyone! You all did a fantastic job of remembering everything!
  • Yay! This was a really fun way to talk about the story. We should do this more!
  • We are then going to start thinking of all of the components of the story. So, what was the plot? What was the setting? Is there a problem that the characters must overcome?
  • Now that we have decided what we think is most important, let's organize all of our information into a chart. This Story Map that we are doing is going to look like a graphic organizer. For example, we will have a main topic of characters and branching off of that we will name our characeters. Stemming from the different characters, we will put the traits and qualities of each character.
  • Once all of the students have completed their story, they should have a better understanding of every component in the story. Students can add color to their map and even add pictures to illustrate different components of the story. Story Maps can also be done based on chapters in textbooks. Doing a map for the textbook would be a little different in that it may be taking a topic and breaking that information into simpler terms.
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