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Interactive Story Map

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Title:

Interactive Story Map

URL:

https://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/story#overview

Content Source:

ReadWriteThink
Type: Interactive/Game

Overview:

The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and post-reading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. The versatility of this tool allows it to be used in multiple contexts.

Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2021 (2021)
Grade: K
27. Identify and describe the main story elements in a literary text.

a. With prompting and support, retell a text orally, including main character(s), setting, and important events in logical order.
Unpacked Content
Content Area:
Literacy Foundations
Focus Area:
Comprehension
Teacher Vocabulary:
27.
  • Identify
  • Describe
  • Characters
  • Settings
  • Important events
  • Literary text
27a.
  • Retell
  • Text
  • Orally
  • Main character(s)
  • Setting
  • Events
  • Logical order
  • Prompting
  • Support
Knowledge:
27. Students know:
  • Main story elements in a literary text.
27a.
  • Techniques for retelling a text orally using key details.
  • How to sequence events in logical order (first, next, last).
Skills:
27. Students are able to:
  • Identify the main story elements (characters, settings, and important events) in a literary text.
  • Describe the main story elements (characters, settings, and important events) in a literary text.
27a. With prompting and support,
  • Recall key details and important events in a text.
  • Orally retell a text, including main character(s), setting, and important events in logical order.
Understanding:
27. Students understand that:
  • Identifying the characters, setting, and important events in a text help them better understand the overall meaning of the text.
27a.
  • Recalling important events and details of a text helps to retell the story and understand the meaning of the text.
English Language Arts
ELA2021 (2021)
Grade: 1
23. Identify and describe the main story elements in a literary text.

a. Describe the characters and settings, using illustrations and textual evidence from a story.

b. Retell the plot or sequence of major events in chronological order.
Unpacked Content
Content Area:
Literacy Foundations
Focus Area:
Comprehension
Teacher Vocabulary:
23.
  • Identify
  • Describe
  • Story elements
  • Literary text
23a.
  • Describe
  • Characters
  • Settings
  • Illustrations
  • Textual evidence
  • Story
23b.
  • Retell
  • Plot
  • Sequence
  • Major events
  • Chronological order
Knowledge:
23. Students know:
  • Main story elements in a literary text.
23a.
  • Characters in a story.
  • Settings in a story.
  • Characters and settings in a story can be identified using information from the text or illustrations.
23b.
  • Chronological order.
  • Techniques for retelling a literary text orally using key details./li>
Skills:
23. Students are able to:
  • Identify the main story elements in a text.
  • Describe the main story elements in a text.
23a.
  • Identify characters in a story.
  • Identify the setting of a story.
  • Describe the characters of a story using illustrations and textual evidence.
  • Describe the setting of a story using illustrations and textual evidence.
23b.
  • Identify major events in a story.
  • Retell the plot of a story in chronological order.
Understanding:
23. Students understand that:
  • Literary texts include predictable story elements, such as plot, characters, setting, conflict, and resolution, to help the reader to better comprehend the text.
23a.
  • A story tells about a character's experience, and they can use information from the text or illustrations to identify and describe characters in a story.
  • The setting is the time and place that a story takes place, and they can identify and describe the setting by using information from the text or illustrations.
23b.
  • The major events that occur in a story is called the plot of the story.
  • Chronological order means that a story has a timeline of events that occur in sequence from beginning to end.
  • They can demonstrate their comprehension of a story by describing its main events in chronological order.
English Language Arts
ELA2021 (2021)
Grade: 2
26. Compare and contrast important details presented by two texts on the same topic or theme.

a. Compare and contrast different versions of the same story by different authors, from different cultures, or from different points of view.

Examples: The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs; Cinderella and The Rough-Face Girl

b. Compare and contrast story elements of literary texts.

Examples: characters, settings, sequence of events, plots
Unpacked Content
Content Area:
Literacy Foundations
Focus Area:
Comprehension
Teacher Vocabulary:
26.
  • Compare
  • Contrast
  • Topic
  • Theme
26a.
  • Compare
  • Contrast
  • Authors
  • Cultures
  • Points of view
26b.
  • Compare
  • Contrast
  • Story elements
  • Literary texts
Knowledge:
26. Students know:
  • Compare means tell how things are alike or similar.
  • Contrast means tell how things are different.
26a.
  • Compare means tell how things are alike or similar.
  • Contrast means tell how things are different.
  • The same story can be told by different authors, can exist in different cultures, or can be told by different narrators.
26b.
  • Compare means tell how things are alike or similar.
  • Contrast means tell how things are different.
  • Literary texts include common story elements.
Skills:
26. Students are able to:
  • Compare and contrast important details after reading two texts that have a common theme or topic.
26a.
  • Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors, from different cultures, or from different points of view.
  • For example, The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs or Cinderella and The Rough-Face Girl.
26b.
  • Compare and contrast story elements in literary texts, such as characters, settings, sequence of events, and plots.
Understanding:
26. Students understand that:
  • Texts about the same topic or theme will have similarities and differences.
  • Comparing and contrasting texts with the same topic or theme will improve their overall comprehension of the texts.
26a.
  • Similarities and differences between the same stories can teach the reader about different cultures and explain different points of view.
26b.
  • Comparing and contrasting story elements of literary texts can improve their comprehension, or understanding, of the texts.
Tags: characters, graphic organizer, literary text, map, organizers, plot, sequence, setting, story, story elements
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