*Use with any picture or chapter book!
An Open-Mind Portrait enables students to identify one element of story structure – character identification. It allows the reader to illustrate aspects of a book’s character at significant times in the story by identifying with the character’s thoughts, feelings, attitudes and point of view.
A Setting Map illustrates progression of setting or movement throughout the story.
Open-Mind Portraits and Setting Maps can be implemented together or separately! This document provides detailed descriptions and directions for both!
This document includes:
-Descriptions of Open-Mind Portraits and Setting Maps
-Directions for each
-Examples of each using the book Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
-8" x 11" examples of each for whole class instruction
Incorporate these useful and effective strategies to teach the elements, character identification and setting! Students will love the creative aspect these activities bring to learning!