A story map worksheet that can be used with elementary students to identify story elements and retell a story.
-Identify Title and Author
-Name and draw a picture of up to 4 important Characters
-Draw and write the Setting
-Write a sentence and draw a picture for Beginning, Middle, and End
I use a blown up version on a dry erase board while we are reading a fiction story once a week. We completed these together at the beginning of the year and I continue to give the kids and less support. They are doing great filling them out independently now. I encourage them to write and draw or draw and then write. Sometimes drawing the retelling pictures first help them put their thoughts into words.