Literary Foundations: Story Mapping

What do you know about mapping a story?
  • Making the family connection: Discuss: What does it mean to map a story?”; “How is a story map different than a story’s rough draft?”
  • Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons. Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
  • Today’s literary connection: The Winter’s Race is On! Guided enquiry: “For today’s literary practice, you will listen to the story’s beginning hook, then you will draft a story map.”
  • First: Read the story hook from the slide.
  • Next: Ask them to re-create the 4-Square story map in their learning journal.
  • Then: *Invite the older learners to begin drafting the map using detailed phrases (not sentences). The younger learners can create a 4-Square story map with illustrations (ask someone to be their scribe once their illustrations are completed).
  • Extension: Older learners could write a 3 paragraph story (B-M-E). After dinner tonight, invite everyone to the table for a family story hour. Remind them that respectful listeners make eye contact with the person sharing. *Pre-pop some popcorn!

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