Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Story Mapping

One of the things I will be working on a lot during reader's workshop time in the next couple months is story mapping. My students do a great job identifying the characters in a story (thank you, kindergarten). I just started to focus on the setting, the problem and any solutions.

Here is a picture of the anchor chart that I laminated, so I can just add/remove post-it notes each time we use it for a different story.  I confess... I'm addicted to scrapbook paper.  I use it for almost everything (other than it's intended purpose - I can't seem to fit that into my schedule).  I also confess
a lot (I'm Catholic), but not to the priest several times a year (like I'm "supposed to).  Oy vey...

We're using our story map anchor chart with Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey this week.  

Here is the story map recording sheet that my students use.  You can click on the image if you'd like to download it.  I hope it's useful to someone (other than me).


  1. I love that anchor chart display Kimberly, what a great idea!!

  2. i love it. I also love your laminated map anchor. I am making one this weekend. Thanks, Linda

  3. Loving your big anchor chart. You are so smart to laminate it! I'm going to have to do that tomorrow!

    Rowdy in First Grade

  4. Love it - and doesn't scrapbook paper just add a certain pizazz to everything we do?!?

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  5. Love this! I needed a "tweak" for my story mapping lessons. :)

  6. I love the anchor chart and for using Post-Its! Definitely going to make one tomorrow!

  7. I love that chart and the brilliant idea of using post its. SO SMART!! Thanks for sharing!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  8. Oh, I wish I had this a week ago when we were doing story maps! We've moved on to questioning! :( But, I'll file it away for next year!!

  9. I love the concept of it. Doing story map makes children easy to understand.


  10. I love this! I'm doing interactive notebooking starting this year. I will use the big version to model and make a Foldable of this for their notebooks. I teach middle school so I may have to change the graphics, but I love the idea!