Looking for a way to incorporate Thinking Maps to teach Story Elements? Enclosed is a poster in a “tree map” form (a type of thinking map) for the story elements: characters, setting, problem, and solution. Also included are 2 activities for kids to sort out pictures of characters and settings, 2 activities on problems and solutions, and 2 activities on all the story elements together. The children will cut and paste pictures under the corresponding headings on the tree map. I also included 3 blank tree maps that could be used with any story you read or the kids read. One tree map focuses on characters and setting. One is on problem and solution. The last tree map is on all the elements: characters, setting, problem, and solution. Instructions on how and why to use the tree maps (thinking maps) and how to turn an 8 ½” by 11” page into a poster size product are also enclosed.