Monday, February 20, 2012

Student Interactive Storymap

This storymap interactive from lets you do several different types of maps.  Students can do character maps, setting maps, conflict maps, and resolution maps, all important aspects of a story.  The site makes it easy to use, and I like the fact that you can print out a hard copy to look at later.

The description from the site itself states that, "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."

Story Map Interactive