Story maps are an integral part of any reading program. I have used them in all shapes and forms. I have done them in foldables, I have completed in them in Power Points, and even via mobiles, ..you name it—I have used it! However, with the rigor of testing; the story map in its traditional form, has become rote. I needed to add depth and complexity to this time tested and true reading aid. Enters...Beyond the Story Map: Story Analysis.
This tool takes the story map to the next level. It encourages learners to not only identify the parts of a story; but to analyze those parts. Beyond the Map: Story Analysis has plot, characterization, setting, conflict, resolution, conclusion, genre identification, author's purpose identification and much, more!
This map can be used as a book report and evidence of independent reading. It can be used in tutorials, small group reading instruction, guided reading, and paired reading. Essentially, everywhere a traditional story map is used—use this instead.
Texas teachers: This is a great tool to make sure your students are STAAR ready!
Allison Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org)