Not only are the standards new, but our strategies need to be revamped too. Gone is the old story map that had kids track each event all the way to the climax and back down to the resolution. Now, there is a new and improved story map, that encourages our students to think critically.
The Common Core Story Map is a one-paged document; however, it is one you will use again and again with any fictional story, poem, or drama. Students are asked to recall details from the text, synthesize them, and then prove their analysis of the information by citing directly from the text.