This “Story Elements” Map is appropriate for reading comprehension and writing instruction in grades 4th-8th. (Two “Story Elements” Map materials, 2nd-3rd and 4th-8th, are provided and can be purchased for diverse students and grade levels.)
The “Story Elements” Map material is unique. The student friendly mapping strategies can be used in the teaching of comprehending fiction and nonfiction stories read and planning and organizing stories to be written across the curriculum. Original story genre pictures, created as an instructional model and by the teacher and students, provide visual support in understanding and utilizing the “Story Elements” Map to more effectively map, summarize, and write stories.
Teacher instructional modeling and student copies are included. The “Story Elements” graphic organizer is appropriate for teaching and reinforcing the Common Core English Language Arts Standards of Reading: Literature, Speaking and Listening, and Writing referenced on page 10.
With connecting and applying the story elements, picture examples, and the eight mapped story parts, watch your students’ text engagement, text understanding, mapping strategies of fiction and nonfiction stories, and ability to retell a story read and write a fiction or nonfiction story improve!