This is a great tool to helping students visualize story elements; inciting force, rising action, climax, falling action, etc. Can be used with almost any story and at any level.
This Story Map can be printed in two sizes; 8.5 x 11 or 11 x 17. There is also a completed sample Story Map based on Henry's Freedom Box, by Ellen Levine
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