So - as I was doing my planning, I'm having all of my groups do re-tells on Story Maps this week. BUT - I have 3 groups and 2 individuals...as I was planning, I realised that I needed 5 different story maps, because the books all have different numbers of main events.
It's fairly easy to find the standard 3-5 box story maps, but I really needed up to 8 boxes for one of my groups. In years past, I've just drawn a new Story Map when I needed it for a group. But I'm being more structured with how I teach Reading Comprehension strategies, and we are all going to be working on the same strategy, at our own levels, at the same time this year. That way, our class read alouds can also be used to reinforce whichever strategy we are currently working on.
But that would mean drawing out 5 different Story Maps this week - and then doing it again (because I'll inevitably lose the ones I've drawn - organisation isn't a strong point) in subsequent weeks. So I decided it would be easiest (in the long run, you understand) to create electronic copies.
I can't be the only one who needs Story Maps on a regular basis, so I thought I'd share them here (or you can click on the picture above).
Hope your weekly planning is going well. The boys in our family have gone down to Knockhill for racing all day today (and they are off again tomorrow), so the girls just put in an order for pizza and we're going to watch a movie together. The rest of my planning will have to wait!
You can see the general pattern of the easiest (3 box) story map on the front cover of the pack above. Here are a couple more screenshots from the pack, so you have an idea of what you would be getting before you download anything (I know we often download things we end up not really wanting when we see them!). They aren't anything fancy, but they're all in one place and they'll do the trick!