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Story Map

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Story Map

Grades K – 12
Interactive Type Organizing & Summarizing
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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

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The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. The versatility of this tool allows it to be used in multiple contexts.

 

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Cross-Age Tutoring Activities With Lewis and Clark

Interaction and adventure draws high school and elementary school students together as they analyze stories about the Lewis and Clark expedition.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

The Children’s Picture Book Project

In this lesson students evaluate published children’s picture storybooks. Students then plan, write, illustrate, and publish their own children’s picture books.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Looking for the Byronic Hero Using Twilight's Edward Cullen

Using the character of Edward Cullen from the Twilight series, this lesson introduces the Byronic hero and asks students to compare the Byronic hero to the traditional hero and villain.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Tragic Love: Introducing Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

This lesson introduces students to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by having them examine the ideas of tragedy and tragic love by connecting the story to their own lives.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring a Teen's World: Learning SAT Vocabulary Through Drama

Students use SAT vocabulary to create and film a screenplay. They perform all roles, from writing through filming, resulting in a resource for their classmates.

 

Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources

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Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Book Report Alternative: Getting Acquainted with Farcebook

In this alternative to the traditional book report, students report on their novel choices using Facebook-like pages.

 

Grades   1 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Plot Diagram

The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Graphic Map

The Graphic Map assists teachers and students in reading and writing activities by charting the high and low points related to a particular item or group of items, such as events during a day or chapters in a book.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Cube Creator

The interactive Cube Creator helps students identify and summarize key elements. It can be used as a prewriting or postreading activity.

 

Grades   1 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 13

The Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden was dedicated on October 13, 1995.

Students select characters that they believe are the most memorable from Cleary's books and write short persuasive essays to explain their choices.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Concept Map

This concept map can be used in a variety of ways to show relationships between words and phrases. Students can add arrows as needed and group certain ideas together.