Providing a story map ahead of time or having students create a map during or after reading helps learners understand and practice narrative skills. A story map visually highlights and organizes important elements of a text to support deeper reading comprehension.
Watch how this elementary teacher uses a story map while she is reading aloud with a small group. By using this visual map to orient students to pay attention to the characters and setting in the book, she guides their focus and supports their comprehension of important story elements.
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Learn how a digital product, such as Kidspiration, can allow learners to create complex story maps to visualize and enhance their learning. Through the creation process, learners sort and organize information from a text into meaning with a dynamic graphic organizer.