Story maps for both fiction and nonfiction books can be built by cutting out the cards and placing them in a pocket chart or attaching them to a whiteboard. For the fiction story map you can use any of the cards you want, so you can focus on certain aspects of the story according to your goals (for example, one week you may want to focus on problem & solution, choosing to leave out beginning, middle and end). The nonfiction story map includes up to 6 details so you can use as many as you need for the story.
Place the cards on the left side of the pocket chart or whiteboard and write the answers to the right (with marker on a whiteboard or on sentence strips in a pocket chart). For example, next to the card that says “Characters” you would allow students to recall characters in the story and you would list them on the right.
Fiction Story Map Pieces:
Title, Characters, Setting, Problem, Solution, Beginning, Middle, End
Nonfiction Story Map Pieces:
Title, Main Idea, 6 Details
These headers match two of my other products: Story Element Posters and Student Story Map Pages. All three products use the same words and pictures to reinforce student understanding.
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