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How to Make a Story Map Learn how to make a story map step-by-step.

Story Map Use this simple outline to help students identify key elements that make up a story: characters, setting, problem, and solution. Add to the map or change the labels to fit any story.

Story Map Print this story map and have students fill in the elements of a story.

Story Map Print this form and fill in the needed information.

Story Map Organizer Describe the parts of your story by filling in the boxes. Don't forget to print the page!

Quia - Start Your Story! Identify the elements of a narrative story.

Quia - The Elements of Narrative Fiction Fun games to play to review the elements of a fictional narrative.

Story Map Graphic Organizer Printouts Story map graphic organizers help the student identify the elements of the story and the theme or moral of the story. Some of the many elements of a story include the important characters (their appearance, personality traits, and motivations), the setting of the story (time and place), the problem faced by the characters, how the problem is approached, and the outcome.

Story Mapping This set of graphic organizers is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of a story, which include character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

Character Map Print this form and fill in the needed information.

Drama Mapping This set of graphic organizers is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of a story, which include character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

Book-Pop Illustrated stories with full audio, professionally done.

Story Pop Narrated stories with full audio, professionally done.

Stories from the Web 7 to 11 AreaStories From the Web - Jif and Jape Stories Choose a story by clicking on a picture.

read stories! Global Story Train Start a story and make it the first chapter in a virtual story train. Continue and enhance a story train by building the second car. Finish a story and make the train run around the world!

Learn To Read Read Zach the Rat and other tales for beginning readers.

Children's Reading Room Here you'll find a selection of stories you can print out and read over and over again. Some of the characters have put their own homepage up on the web here for you to visit too!

Clifford's Interactive Storybooks Read stories and play games with Clifford.

Beantime Stories Read original stories designed for kids, including interactive stories!

Giggle Poetry Fun poetry for children!

Slouch in the Couch
best childrens books The Slouch In The Couch Check out the Internet version of this very popular children's story.

Children's Storybooks Online Read lots of exciting stories like Round Bird Cant Fly, Grow Your Own Gargoyle, and The Wumpalump.  Includes stories for young children, older children and young adults.

Storybook Story Book 2000 This is the site of Kids, by Kids, and for Kids.  You can read stories written by kids from around the world.  You can even submit your own work!

Listen to the Bug Chorus! Billy Gnome's Bedtime Stories Billy is not married, he has a twin brother, Charlie, who lives quite a bus ride away, so he does not see Charlie very often. They are both very busy, each with their own home, garden and friends as you will see when you read the stories.

Dodoland(tm)  A fun place for 4 - 14 year olds to create, experience the Arts & learn about the environment.

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Lesson Plans/Classroom Activities

 

Elements of the Story

Examining Story Elements Using Story Map Comic Strips

Story Map

Story Map Rubric

Make a Story Map

Between the Lines: Story Map Example

Cause and Effect

Rewarding Reading

Reciprocal Reading

Story Wheels

Teaching Comprehension Through Poetry

Literature Circles

 

 

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