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Story Map

Story Map
Grades K – 12
Interactive Type Organizing & Summarizing
Tech Requirement
Flash Player required

The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading 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.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades 1–2

Grades 3–4


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By TESOL International
As I mentioned in one of my previous blogs, the concept of audience seems to be quite challenging to grasp for second language writers. One of these challenges may be rooted in the lack of ability to link their knowledge about audience to the other components of rhetorical situation, such as purpose, tone, language, and media. Unfortunately, L2 writing instructors may not dedicate much of class time to teaching about audience, not only because of the rather intensive curricula of English programs, but also due to the L2 writing textbooks’ lack of activities and exercises designed for practicing the concept of audience. – See more at:
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